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Indonesia reports 5,444 new coronavirus cases in record daily rise

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing protective gear takes a swab sample to test a person for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 5,444 new coronavirus infections on Friday, its biggest daily rise in cases, with 104 more deaths.

The latest figures from the country’s COVID-19 task force take the total infection number to 457,735 and fatalities to 15,037, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Martin Petty

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