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Indonesia reports 12,624 new COVID-19 cases, highest rise since January

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A healthcare worker takes a swab sample to test a person for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Surabaya, East Java Province, Indonesia June 17, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/Didik Suhartono/via Reuters. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT.

JAKARTA, June 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia reported on Thursday 12,624 new coronavirus infections, the biggest increase since Jan. 30, health ministry data showed.

The total number of infections rose to 1,950,276, while the health ministry also reported 277 new COVID-19 deaths, taking total fatalities to 53,753.

Reporting by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Ed Davies

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