Indonesia reports first death with COVID-19 to die in Indonesia, a health ministry official said on Wednesday March 11 th 2020 adding that it is unclear if the virus had caused her death.The patient, Case 25, is a 53-year-old woman from the UK on holiday in Bali from Febr 29 th 2020 and started to have a fever on 3 March 2020. Her husband was then taken to the Private Hospital and treated until March 8, 2020 with the handling of COVID-19 and finally transferred to Sanglah Hospital on March 9, 2020. At 2am, the patient with the identity of Case 25 died,” Mr Achmad Yurianto told a press conference.
Mr Yurianto, the Indonesian government spokesman for COVID-19, said in the presser that the patient was already critically ill when she was warded for COVID-19.
She was suffering from diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he added. We were not (informed) that her death was caused by COVID. There are always complications,” Mr Yurianto said. Since the detection of its first two COVID-19 cases last week, Indonesia has a total of 27 cases as of Wednesday.Mr Yurianto said the authorities face challenges in tracing those who might have come in contact with COVID-19 patients, as the patients “have difficulties remembering where they went and who they met during the last 14 days”.
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