Indonesia reports 1,671 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,671 within one day to 74,018, with the death toll adding by 66 to 3,535, Health Ministry Official Achmad Yurianto said at a press conference yesterday.

According to him, 1,190 more people had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 34,719.Within the past 24 hours, seven provinces recorded high numbers of cases, while no more positive cases were found in six provinces, Yurianto said.

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

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AP