June 19, 2020 / 9:14 AM / 23 days ago

Indonesia reports 1,041 new coronavirus infections, 34 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters wearing protective suits spray disinfectant at the National Monument area to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia June 17, 2020, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/Wahyu Putro/via REUTERS/File photo

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,041 new coronavirus infections on Friday, taking its total number of cases to 43,803.

Health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said there were 34 more deaths reported, with total fatalities now at 2,373, the highest coronavirus death toll in East Asia outside of China.

So far, 366,581 people have been tested, according to the country’s COVID-19 task force.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Stanley Widianto; Writing by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Martin Petty

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