Jakarta (ANTARA) - Fifteen COVID-19 patients in Indonesia have made a full recovery, while the death toll from the virus has increased to 25, said Achmad Yurianto, the spokesman for the Indonesian Government's coronavirus response team.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus has increased to 15, Yurianto said at a press conference here on Thursday.

However, he said, the death toll has also risen to 25 from 19 the previous day, with five more deaths reported from Jakarta and one from Central Java.

So far, Yurianto added, 309 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country. Additional cases have been reported from Banten (ten), Yogyakarta (two), Jakarta (52), West Java (two), Central Java (four), East Java (one), Kalimantan East (two), Riau Islands (two), North Sumatra (one), Southeast Sulawesi (three), South Sulawesi (two), and Riau (one).

"The total number of cases till date is 309," he said.

Yurianto added that the mortality rate among patients is about eight percent. “Hopefully no one else will die," he remarked.

With the exception of one patient aged 37 years, most of the patients who died of the virus were aged between 45 and 65 years, he said.

Most of them had comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic heart disease, he noted.

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