BREAKING: First COVID-19 patient dies in Indonesia

Indonesia’s COVID-19 spokesperson Achmad Yurianto from March 3 to July 20, 2020. Photo: Cabinet Secretariat
Indonesia’s COVID-19 spokesperson Achmad Yurianto from March 3 to July 20, 2020. Photo: Cabinet Secretariat

UPDATE: Officials in Bali have identified the deceased COVID-19 patient as a 53-year-old British woman who died at a hospital on the island.

Original story follows below.


A 53-year-old woman, one of the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, has passed away, the government has confirmed.

The patient, a foreign national, was identified as Case 25.

“At around 2am [this morning], patient 25 passed away,” Achmad Yurianto, Indonesia’s spokesperson for COVID-19 related matters, said during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta this afternoon.

Achmad added that Case 25 had pre-existing illnesses, namely diabetes, hypertension, and obstructive pulmonary disease.

Case 25, along with seven others, were the latest batch of confirmed cases in Indonesia announced yesterday evening. She was said to have been infected with the coronavirus abroad before coming to Indonesia.

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

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