Indonesia reports 862 COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 862 within one day to 45,891, with the death toll adding by 36 to 2,465, Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official, said at a press conference yesterday.

According to him, 521 more people had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 18,404.

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

No more positive cases were found in nine provinces.

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

A man gets a free swab test sponsored by the Indonesian National Police amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Jakarta. PHOTO: AFP