COVID-19: 380 new cases, 27 new deaths confirmed in Indonesia


Indonesia has confirmed 380 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 5,516.

The government’s spokesperson for the COVID-19-related matters, Achmad Yurianto, told a press conference that 27 new deaths were registered, raising the total number of fatalities to 496.

Meanwhile, 102 more people have been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 548.

According to data provided by Yurianto, the number of suspected COVID-19 cases is 11,873.

Authorities in the archipelagic country have been conducting rapid tests in areas where cases were detected.

The government has also ordered the public to always wear masks to contain the spread of the virus.


Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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