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Indonesia reports 338 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths: health ministry official

A woman wearing a protective mask walks outside a closed shop at a traditional market during the large-scale social restrictions by the government during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogor, Indonesia, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reported 338 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 12,776, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto told reporters on Thursday.

Thirty-five more people who tested positive for the virus have died, taking the total number of deaths to 930, the highest death toll in East Asia outside China.

As of Thursday, 96,717 people had been tested and 2,381 had recovered.

Reporting by Nilufar Nizki; Writing by Fathin Ungku; editing by John Stonestreet

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