Indonesia reports highest daily jump in Covid-19 deaths (update)


A soldier and members of a civil service police force stand guard during a lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a checkpoint in Jakarta on Tuesday (April 14). Indonesia on Tuesday recorded its highest number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in a single day since the country's first cases were announced early last month. - AP

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Tuesday (Apr 14) recorded its highest number of deaths from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in a single day since the country's first cases were announced early last month.

The death toll from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, rose to 459 after 60 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, the country's Covid-19 task force said.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,836, with 282 additional cases in the past day, according to task force spokesman Achmad Yurianto. - dpa
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