July 14, 2020 / 9:02 AM / a month ago

Indonesia reports 1,591 new coronavirus infections, 54 new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a civil servant to be tested for the coronavirus in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File Photo

(Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,591 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total count to 78,572, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing.

Fatalities from the COVID-19 rose by 54 on Tuesday, he said, bringing the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 3,710, the highest in East Asia outside China.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Stanley Widianto, editing by Louise Heavens

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