Indonesia records 1,198 new positive cases

JAKARTA (BERNAMA) – The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has risen to 54,010 with 34 more fatalities in the past 24 hours.

According to Indonesian government spokesman on COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto, there were 1,198 new cases from noon last Saturday to noon yesterday and the overall death toll is 2,754 people.

The Province of East Java has the highest death toll at 831 cases, followed by Jakarta with 625 cases, Kalimantan South with 182, West Java with 175 and the remaining cases in other Indonesian provinces.

“There are 14,712 patients under COVID-19 monitoring,” he said at the daily media conference aired via Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management YouTube channel.

People walk through a traditional market with social distancing signs marked on the floor in Jakarta. PHOTO: AFP