JAKARTA, Indonesia 

Indonesia confirmed its first death from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

A 53-year-old woman who was a foreign citizen died from the virus in the Southeast Asian country, said a Health Ministry official.

Achmad Yurianto, a government spokesman for coronavirus, said the victim was suffering from chronic diseases of diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, and lung disease.

“The patient died at around 2 a.m. local time [1900GMT Tuesday],” he said at a press conference in the capital Jakarta.

Yurianto did not disclose the nationality of the woman, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

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