JAKARTA, March 18 (CNA) - Indonesia reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday (Mar 18), taking the death toll to 19, a health ministry official said.

This marks the country's biggest single-day increase in fatalities.

“The total death toll until Mar 18, 12pm is 19,” Achmad Yurianto, the government’s spokesman for the COVID-19 pandemic said at a press conference.

As of Wednesday, 227 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and are hospitalised.

A total of 11 cases may be discharged, Mr Yurianto added.