June 25, 2020 / 9:01 AM / 10 days ago

Indonesia reports 1,178 new coronavirus infections, cases pass 50,000

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing protective gear walks through a traditional market as swab samples are collected from vendors to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,178 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking its total number of cases to 50,187.

Health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said there were 47 more deaths recorded, with total fatalities now at 2,620, the highest COVID-19 death toll in East Asia outside of China.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Editing by Martin Petty

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