Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases

A man wearing face mask is sprayed inside a disinfection chamber, outside a shopping mall after Ind
A man wearing face mask is sprayed inside a disinfection chamber, outside a shopping mall after Indonesia's capital begins a two-week emergency period to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, Mar 24, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan)

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Tuesday (Mar 24) confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase to date in the Southeast Asian country, bringing the total number of cases to 686, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto.

Seven more people had died of the disease as of Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 55, he said, adding 30 people had recovered from the virus.

The pandemic of disease caused by the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, with more than 300,000 cases now recorded and infections reported from nearly every country worldwide.

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Source: Reuters/nh

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