July 14, 2020 / 9:08 AM / a month ago

Indonesia reports 1,591 new coronavirus infections, 54 new deaths

A student wearing a protective face mask is sprayed inside a disinfection chamber after Indonesian government reopened schools by implementing face-to-face learning process amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Salatiga, Central Java Province, Indonesia July 13, 2020, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho/via Reuters

(Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,591 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total count to 78,572, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing.

Fatalities from the COVID-19 rose by 54 on Tuesday, he said, bringing the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 3,710, the highest in East Asia outside China.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Stanley Widianto, editing by Louise Heavens

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