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Indonesia reports highest rise in COVID-19 cases in over three months

Jakarta Post - June 9, 2021

Jakarta (Agencies) – Indonesia on Wednesday reported 7,725 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily number since Feb. 26, bringing the total number of cases to 1.87 million, data from the country's COVID-19 taskforce showed.

The task force also reported 170 people died from COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total to 52,162.

Meanwhile, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia returned to above the 6,000 mark on Wednesday, said Malaysia's health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah, CNA reported.

The country reported 6,239 new infections as of noon, up from 5,566 cases on Tuesday. The national case tally stands at 633,891 infections.

Selangor again reported the highest number of cases at 2,291, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 704 and Negeri Sembilan with 507 cases.

There were 468 cases in Johor and 419 cases in Sarawak. Kelantan reported 340 cases, while Pahang and Sabah each reported 232 cases.

Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2021/06/09/indonesia-reports-highest-rise-in-covid-19-cases-in-over-three-months.htm