June 27, 2020 / 9:06 AM / 14 days ago

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections with 1,385 cases

Crosses are seen on graves at the Christian burial area provided by the government for victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Saturday reported its biggest daily increase in coronavirus infections with 1,385 new cases, taking the total to 52,812, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

Yurianto also said there had been 37 more coronavirus-related deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 2,720.

Separately, local authorities said that nine people aboard a flight from Indonesia to Cambodia tested positive after reaching Cambodia. Of them, one was Indonesian and eight Cambodians.

Reporting by Tabita Diela, Gayatri Suroyo and Angie Teo; Additional reporting by Matthew Tostevin and Himani Sarkar

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