Indonesia’s Covid-19 cases nearly 8,000, death toll stands at 647

Indonesian family members pray at the grave of their relative at a cemetery in Jakarta. (AP pic)

JAKARTA: The total number of Covid-19 infections in Indonesia has risen to 7,775 cases, with 11 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

Indonesian government spokesman, Achmad Yurianto said the death toll now stands at 647 since the first Covid-19 fatality was reported on March 11.

“From the period between noon yesterday and noon today, another 357 new cases were reported, while there are 18,283 patients under surveillance for Covid-19,” he said in his daily media briefing streamed on YouTube.

Jakarta Province recorded the highest overall fatalities with 301 cases, followed by West Java (74 cases), East Java (60) and Central Java (53), while the remaining cases were in the other Indonesian provinces.

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