Indonesia reports 949 new coronavirus cases, 25 new deaths

Medical staff take a swab sample from a vendor in Semarang, Indonesia on May 22, 2020.
Medical staff take a swab sample from a vendor in Semarang, Indonesia on May 22, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia confirmed on Saturday (May 23) 949 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 21,745, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

Dr Achmad reported 25 new deaths, taking the total to 1,351, while 5249 patients have recovered. Over 176,000 people have been tested for the virus.