May 16, 2020 / 8:56 AM / 13 days ago

Indonesia reports 529 new coronavirus cases, 13 new deaths

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers take a swab sample from a passenger amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a commuter train station in Bogor near Jakarta, Indonesia, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 529 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 17,025.

Indonesia also reported 13 new deaths, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 1,089, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto told an online news conference.

The Southeast Asian country has tested 135,726 people, Yurianto said.

Yurianto said 35,069 patients with suspected acute respiratory illnesses were being treated across the country.

(This story has been officially corrected to change the number of people tested to 135,726 from 135,725)

Reporting by Tabita Diela; Writing by Fathin Ungku. Editing by Gerry Doyle

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