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Indonesia reports 2,719 new COVID-19 cases, biggest daily increase

A doctor grieves after her husband, a doctor and chair of the West Papuan doctors' association in Indonesia, died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia August 27, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. IKATAN DOKTER INDONESIA/via REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections with 2,719 new cases on Thursday, taking the total to 162,884, data from the country’s COVID-19 task force showed.

The data showed an additional 120 deaths, taking the toll to 7,064.

Reporting by Stanley Widianto, Bernadette Christina Munthe, and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Martin Petty

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