Indonesian coronavirus death toll tops 1,000 - ministry


Posted at May 12 2020 05:43 PM | Updated as of May 12 2020 05:44 PM

JAKARTA - Deaths from the coronavirus in Indonesia passed the 1,000 mark on Tuesday as the Southeast Asian nation reported 16 new fatalities and 484 new infections, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

Indonesia has now reported 1,007 deaths and 14,749 cases.

Across the country, Yurianto said there were also more than 32,000 suspected cases of the virus, while 119,728 people have been tested and 3,063 recovered. 

(Reporting by Nilufar Rizki Writing by Kate Lamb; Editing by Andrew Heavens)