Indonesia reports 1,104 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 43 new deaths

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,014 within one day to 37,420, with the death toll adding by 43 to 2,091, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference yesterday.

He said that 563 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 13,776.

The pandemic has spread to all the 34 provinces in the country.

Within the past 24 hours, no new positive cases were found in five provinces, namely, Aceh, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara and West Sulawesi.

The Indonesian government is preparing for the new normal scheme under which the public will be allowed to resume their routines.

A heath worker takes a nasal swab sample during a public testing for the new coronavirus conducted at a market in Bali, Indonesia. PHOTO: AP