Indonesia sees over 3,000 new coronavirus cases for 3rd straight day

People wearing face masks queue for social assistance packages in Medan.
People wearing face masks queue for social assistance packages in Medan.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia reported 3,269 new coronavirus infections on Friday (Sept 4), bringing the overall tally to 187,537, according to data from the country's health ministry.

It was the third consecutive day of new infections above 3,000 and followed Thursday's record-high of 3,622 new cases.

Indonesia also reported 82 new deaths on Friday, raising its total fatalities to 7,832, South-east Asia's highest number.