Mon, 10 Aug 2020

JAKARTA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,853 within one day to 68,079, with the death toll adding by 50 to 3,359, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

According to him, 800 more people had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 31,585.

Within the past 24 hours, five provinces, namely North Sumatra, Jakarta, Central Java, East Java and South Sulawesi, recorded high numbers of cases, Yurianto said.

No more positive cases were found in seven provinces, namely Jambi, Riau, Bangka Belitung, West Sumatra, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan and West Papua.

Yurianto called on the public to obey the implemented health protocols in a bid to avoid more COVID-19 infections.

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