Indonesia reports 5,534 new COVID-19 cases, 114 new deaths

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – Indonesia recorded 5,534 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total tally to 511,836 with 16,225 deaths, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

The ministry’s data showed 114 more deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, and 4,494 more patients discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 429,807.

The coronavirus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces.

Specifically, in the past 24 hours, the region of capital Jakarta recorded 1,273 new cases, Central Java 1,008, West Java 741, East Java 402 and West Sumatra 260.

A medical worker takes a swab from a high school student to test for the coronavirus in Surabaya. PHOTO: AFP