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COVID-19: Indonesia's case tally crosses 50,000 mark, death toll now at 2,620

JAKARTA: The number of Indonesia's COVID-19 infections crossed the 50,000 mark today after another 1,178 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Achmad Yurianto, spokesman for the Indonesian authorities on COVID-19, also said 47 fatalities were recorded overnight, bringing the death toll to 2,620.

"The case tally stands at 50,187 while 13,323 patients are still under COVID-19 surveillance," he said at his COVID-19 daily briefing here today.

East Java has so far recorded the highest number of deaths at 764 cases, followed by Jakarta (608 cases), Southern Kalimantan (175), West Java (173) while the rest were in other provinces.

-- BERNAMA