June 10, 2020 / 9:06 AM / 2 months ago

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: People are pictured wearing protective face masks as the Indonesian government eases restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/File Photo

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported on Wednesday its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases for a second successive day, with 1,241 new infections, taking its total to 34,316.

There were 36 new COVID-19 related deaths, taking the number of fatalities to 1,959, according to health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.

There are 12,129 patients who have recovered, he said. Data from Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force shows at least 287,470 people have been tested.

Reporting by Stanley Widianto, Nilufar Rizki, and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Martin Petty

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