Indonesia sees over 3,000 new virus cases for third successive day

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks and face shields walk at the park amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/File Photo

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported 3,269 new coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the overall tally to 187,537, according to data from the country’s health ministry.

It was the third consecutive day of new infections above 3,000 and followed Thursday’s record-high 3,622 new cases.

Indonesia also reported 82 new deaths on Friday, raising its total fatalities to 7,832, Southeast Asia’s highest number.

Reporting by Nilufar Rizki,; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Martin Petty