COVID-19: Indonesia confirms 8 new coronavirus infections

Achmad Yurianto, Indonesia’s spokesman for COVID-19-related matters. Photo: Indonesia Health Ministry
Achmad Yurianto, Indonesia’s spokesman for COVID-19-related matters. Photo: Indonesia Health Ministry

Indonesia now has 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country after the government announced eight new cases this evening.

Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official who has been appointed as Indonesia’s spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters, broke the news at a press briefing at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

“Previously, I have announced patients coded Case 1 to 19. Today, results from new test and expert analyses from the afternoon have come in. The number of new [patients] is eight,” Achmad said.

Achmad explained that Case 20 is a 70-year-old female who was infected in Jakarta. Case 21, also infected in Jakarta, is a 47-year-old woman.

Cases 22, 23, and 24 were believed to have been imported cases, meaning they were infected abroad. Cases 25 and 26 are foreign nationals who were also infected abroad. Authorities have yet to determine where Case 27, an Indonesian male, was infected.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Related — 2 Indonesian COVID-19 patients test negative for coronavirus: Health Ministry

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