Indonesia has surpassed China in its total number of COVID-19 cases, after recording 1,752
new infections on Saturday. after the Southeast Asian country reported 1,752 new infections.
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The new tally for Indonesia is 84,882 as of Saturday afternoon, while China reported 22 new cases
to bring its total to 83,644, according to data from the country’s National Health Commission.
The virus-related death toll rose to 4,016 after 59 fatalities were reported overnight,
said Health Ministry Spokesman Achmad Yurianto.
Indonesia has consistently recorded more than 1,200 cases daily since the start of July.
The world’s fourth most populous country began the gradual reopening of its economy in June.
Authorities in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, have scrapped plans to reopen cinemas this month after a spike in daily cases. Some social and travel restrictions in the city of 10 million people will remain in place for the next two weeks.