June 26, 2020 / 9:02 AM / 15 days ago

Indonesia reports 1,240 new coronavirus cases, 63 new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks at a traditional market, as the government eases restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 1,240 new coronavirus infections on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 51,427.

There were 63 more deaths recorded, with total fatalities now at 2,683, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Indonesia is the highest in East Asia outside of China.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Stanley Widianto; Editing by Martin Petty

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