March 24, 2020 / 9:09 AM / 10 days ago

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

General view of the main road at the business district after Indonesia's capital begins a two-week emergency period to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase to date in the Southeast Asian country, bringing the total number of cases to 686, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said on Tuesday.

Seven more people had died of the disease as of Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 55, he said, adding 30 people had recovered from the virus.

Reporting by Stanley Widianto; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Alison Williams

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