Indonesia Reports Highest One-Day Virus Deaths as New Cases Soar

(Bloomberg) --

Indonesia reported the largest number of deaths in a single day since the outbreak of the coronavirus as new confirmed cases continued to climb in the world’s fourth-most populous nation.

The death toll from the pandemic jumped to 280 with 40 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours, Achmad Yurianto, a spokesman for government’s Covid-19 task force, said in a televised news conference Thursday.

  • The number of new cases surged by 337, the highest since the country reported its first case in early March, taking total infections to 3,293
  • Fatalities in Indonesia is the highest in Asia after China
  • A total of 30 patients recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours, taking the total number to 252

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