June 9, 2020 / 8:56 AM / a month ago

Indonesia reports 1,043 new coronavirus infections, biggest daily rise

FILE PHOTO: A woman is seen wearing a face shield and protective face mask at a station as the government eases restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s health ministry reported 1,043 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, its biggest daily rise in cases, taking the total number of infections to 33,076.

There were also 40 new deaths, bringing total fatalities to 1,923, said Achmad Yurianto, a ministry official.

The Southeast Asian country has tested more than 281,650 for the virus as of Tuesday, data by its COVID-19 task force showed.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Stanley Widianto; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Martin Petty

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