March 18, 2020 / 9:30 AM / 11 days ago

Indonesia reports 55 new coronavirus cases, biggest daily rise

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia announced on Wednesday 55 new coronavirus cases, taking the total to 227 in the Southeast Asian nation and marking the biggest daily rise in positive cases.

Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official, also told a news conference that the number of deaths from the disease rose to 19, with deaths recorded in seven different provinces, while 11 patients had recovered.

Reporting by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Ed Davies and Alex Richardson

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