Indonesia reports 1,226 new COVID-19 cases, 56 deaths

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,226 within one day to 45,029, with the death toll adding by 56 to 2,429, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference yesterday.

According to him, 534 more people have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 17,883.

Within the past 24 hours, five provinces – South Kalimantan, Jakarta, Central Java, East Java and South Sulawesi – recorded high numbers of cases, Yurianto said.

However, no more positive cases were found in seven provinces, namely Jambi, Riau, East Nusa Tenggara, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo and West Papua.

Yurianto called on the public to obey the health protocols to avoid more COVID-19 infections.