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.
Indonesia confirmed 27 coronavirus cases