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Indonesia reports record high coronavirus infections and deaths

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers wearing personal protective equipments (PPE) utilize a swab chamber as they collect swab samples from men to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as the outbreak continues in Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia, November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported a new daily record high of 5,828 new coronavirus infections and 169 deaths on Friday, data from its COVID-19 task force showed.

The latest figures brought total case numbers to 522,581 and coronavirus-related deaths to 16,521, both the highest in Southeast Asia.

Reporting by Fransiska Nangoy; Writing by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Martin Petty

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