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A BRITISH woman has died in Bali after contracting coronavirus while on a luxury holiday with her husband.
The 53-year-old has become the eighth Brit to die of the killer bug.
A spokesperson said she was “critically ill” when she was diagnosed with the disease.
Achmad Yurianto, the government spokesman on efforts to contain the coronavirus, said the woman had diabetes and lung disease and had contracted the virus abroad.
Yurianto, who did not initially reveal the patient’s nationality, said her husband will be repatriated soon. The Foreign Office has said it is supporting the family.
The spokesman said two of Indonesia’s 27 cases have recovered. More than 119,000 people worldwide have contracted the virus, with more than half of those recovered. The virus causes mild illness for most people but can severe in older people and those with existing health problems.
The latest death of a Briton from the disease comes after six people have died in the UK, and 382 people are now confirmed to have Covid-19 in the UK – up from 319 the day before.