Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections


FILE PHOTO: Women wearing protective face masks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk at a traditional market in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections, with 993 new cases, taking its total number to 30,514, a health ministry official said.

The official, Achmad Yurianto, reported 31 new deaths related to COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths in Indonesia to 1,801.

(Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Angie Teo; Writing by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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