Indonesia reports 479 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A vendor sells melons at a traditional market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reported 479 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 22,750, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

Yurianto reported 19 more coronavirus deaths, taking the total to 1,391. Indonesia has the highest COVID-19 death toll in East Asia after China.

Reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe; Editing by Alison Williams

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