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Indonesia exceeds 1,000 coronavirus deaths with nearly 15,000 confirmed cases

May 12, 2020

The Indonesian authorities confirmed on Tuesday that the country has confirmed 1,007 coronavirus deaths, with a total of 14,749 cases confirmed, as infections spread from the capital, Jakarta, the main source of infection, across the country.

In confirmed cases, mortality has risen significantly in the provinces of East Java and on the islands of North Sumatra, Banten and Riau, with the rate rising from 8.5 percent to 11.8.

Nationwide, the mortality rate is 6.8 percent, according to the Ministry of Health. The number of cases has also increased due to the increase in tests carried out by health authorities as well as due to internal shifts on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, which is the end of the month of Ramadan.

Indonesia exceeds 1,000 coronavirus deaths with nearly 15,000 confirmed casesIndonesia exceeds 1,000 coronavirus deaths with nearly 15,000 confirmed cases

Despite the fact that those who violate the ban on eviction are fined 100 million rupees (6,190 euros) and sentenced to up to one year in prison, the country has received a 46 percent increase in since April 10 the number of infected, according to the Antara news agency.

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