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Ten more die as Indonesia confirms more than 500 COVID-19 cases

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 22, 2020   /   04:49 pm
Ten more die as Indonesia confirms more than 500 COVID-19 cases Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto speaks at a press conference on COVID-19 in Jakarta on March 17. (Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

The death toll from COVID-19 in Indonesia has risen to 48 with 10 more deaths among the 514 cases reported nationwide, Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto announced on Sunday.

Jakarta recorded the biggest increase with six new fatalities on Sunday, bringing the total in the capital to 29.

The death toll in Central Java remained at three, while East Java and North Sumatra still have one each. Meanwhile, Bali and Banten each reported one new death on Sunday, bringing the total deaths in Bali to two and in Banten to three. West Java added two more deaths, bringing its total to nine.

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Yurianto also confirmed 64 new confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. on Sunday.

The disease has now affected 20 of the 34 provinces across the country, including one new case in South Kalimantan, one in Maluku and two new cases in Papua -- regions that previously recorded zero infections.

Jakarta reported the most new COVID-19 coronavirus infections with 40 new cases, bringing the capital's total to 307. East Java had the second-most with 15 new cases.

West Java has recorded a total of 59 cases after reporting four new confirmed ones, while Central Java reported one new case, making a total of 15. Banten’s number of cases remained at 47.

Yurianto also said that nine more patients had recovered from the disease after twice testing negative for COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 29. (aly)


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