WORLD Indonesia reports highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since late January

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Indonesia reports highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since late January

Xinhua

19:41, June 18, 2021

JAKARTA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia on Friday recorded 12,990 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily spike since late January and bringing the total tally to 1,963,266, the Health Ministry said.

Police officers conduct a face mask check point on motorists as a prevention measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus during a partial lockdown in Jakarta. (Photo: AFP)

The COVID-19 related death toll added by 290 to 54,043, the ministry reported.

During the time, 7,907 recovered patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries from the pandemic in the Southeast Asian country to 1,779,127.

The coronavirus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

Specifically, in the past 24 hours, Jakarta recorded 4,737 newly-confirmed cases, West Java 2,791, Central Java 1,331, East Java 731 and Yogyakarta 592.

No new cases were detected in Maluku province.

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