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Hanoi (VNA)
– The number of COVID-19 cases in six major provinces of Indonesia has dropped in the past week, said an expert team member of the country's COVID-19 task force on October 7.

The provinces include North Sumatra, Jakarta, West Java, East Java, South Kalimantan and South Sulawesi.

Speaking at an online press conference, Dewi Nur Aisyah said the decline is a good start and hoped that the number of infections will reduce in the following week.

In the past 24 hours, the number of infections in Indonesia rose to 315,714 cases while the death toll increased to 11,472. The pandemic has spread to 34 provinces nationwide, reported the Indonesian Health Ministry.

The same day, the Malaysian Health Ministry said the country recorded 489 new cases, raising the total infections to 13,993. Among the new cases, 487 were locally-transmitted. Fatalities still stood at 141./.