JAKARTA, Indonesia

The coronavirus death toll in Indonesia rose to 78 on Thursday as authorities confirmed 20 more fatalities across the country.

The number of COVID-19 cases increased to 893, with 103 more cases reported over the past 24 hours.

Government spokesman Achmad Yurianto said 462 were confirmed in the capital Jakarta, followed by West Java and South Sulawesi provinces with 73 and 14 cases, respectively.

“Four more patients have recovered and the total is now 35,” he said at a news conference in Jakarta.

He said rapid tests will soon be conducted to identify suspected patients. “People can only

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