July 20, 2020 / 9:38 AM / 22 days ago

Indonesia reports second-highest daily increase in coronavirus deaths

Students are seen wearing protective face masks after Indonesian government reopened schools by implementing face-to-face learning process amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia July 13, 2020, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/Fakhri Hermansyah/via Reuters.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported on Monday its second-highest daily increase in coronavirus-related deaths with 96 fatalities, a day after registering a record daily jump in deaths, data presented by health ministry official Achmad Yurianto showed.

The country also reported 1,693 new coronavirus infections, taking the total to 88,214, the highest in East Asia, with a total of 4,239 deaths.

Reporting by Stanley Widianto and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Ed Davies

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