The COVID – 19 cases in Indonesia rose by 700 within one day to 26 ,473 , with the death toll adding by 40 to 1 ,613 , Achmad Yurianto , a Health Ministry official , said at a press conference on Sunday.
According to him , 293 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 7,308 .
The pandemic has spread to all 34 provinces in the archipelagic country .
Authorities have been conducting coronavirus tests in the affected areas and ordered the public to always wear masks to curb the spread .
The government is preparing for the so -called “new normal ”, under which the public would be allowed to resume their routines .
More than 300 , 000 military and police personnel have been posted in nearly 2 ,000 places , including shopping malls , traditional markets and tourism spots in four provinces and 25 regencies or cities .