May 15, 2020 / 9:15 AM / 20 days ago

Indonesia reports 490 new coronavirus cases, 33 new deaths

A passenger wearing a protective mask and a face shield is pushed on a wheelchair at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tangerang near Jakarta, Indonesia, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 490 new coronavirus infections and 33 new deaths, taking the total number of cases to 16,496 and deaths to 1,076, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said on Friday.

The Southeast Asian country has tested 132,060 people, Yurianto said.

Yurianto said 34,360 patients with suspected acute respiratory illnesses were being treated across the country.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Agustinus Beo Da Costa; writing by Gayatri Suroyo; editing by Jason Neely

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