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Indonesia reports record new coronavirus cases for third day

Government workers wearing protective suits carry a mock-up of a coffin of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim as others carry signs displaying information about the number of COVID-19 cases on a main road to warn people about the dangers of the disease as the outbreak continues in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

(Reuters) - Indonesia reported its biggest rise in new coronavirus infections for a third successive day on Saturday, the health ministry website showed.

Saturday’s 3,308 cases take Indonesia’s tally of infections to 169,195, while 92 new deaths carried its toll to 7,261, data on the website showed.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Clarence Fernandez