Indonesia’s Virus Cases Rise By Record as New Clusters Emerge

Indonesia reported a record daily surge in new coronavirus cases as the disease spread among factory workers in the nation’s biggest industrial park.

Tests confirmed infections among 3,003 people in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 165,887, the National Disaster Management Agency said Friday. The death toll rose by 105 to 7,169, it said.

Jakarta saw 869 people testing positive, while neighboring West Java, where the industrial clusters are located, reported 526 new Covid-19 cases. On Thursday, Jakarta extended some social distancing measure to Sept. 10 following the spurt in new infections. The capital remains one of the hot spots for Covid-19 with 36,213 in total infections.

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