Of the new deaths, 37 were in Hubei province and one in the south-western province of Sichuan. The World Health Organization is considering declaring the latest novel coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.
Retno said Indonesia was carrying out intense and detailed coordination with Chinese authorities so that the evacuees could be repatriated soon amid lockdown in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province - the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 170.
Infections have been reported in at least 15 other nations, with 104 confirmed cases.
Qantas flights to and from China are running as scheduled as the airline continues discussions with the Australian government to run an evacuation mission for people stranded in China's virus-plagued Hubei province.
The death toll has risen to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China, with 7,711 cases reported within the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to convene an Emergency Committee meeting on Thursday to discuss the rapid spread of the unsafe virus.
Several major airlines have suspended flights to and from China.
Videos from China show empty streets and silent shopping centers, with people scared indoors by the rapidly spreading infection.
The pathogen is believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild game, spreading far and wide by a Lunar New Year holiday season in which hundreds of millions of Chinese travel domestically or overseas.
"We are in a truly new situation", Health Minister Katsunobu Kato told parliament.
"This potential for further global spread is why I called the EC [Emergency Committee]", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote in a tweet.
Officials had already confirmed two cases in which patients tested positive without having travelled to China, adding to anxiety over human-to-human transmission of the respiratory disease.
The WHO has called an urgent meeting for Thursday over whether the viral epidemic should be declared a global health emergency - a designation that could lead to increased worldwide coordination.
More countries move to evacuate their citizensA growing number of countries are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Wuhan.Japan brought back 206 of its citizens on the first chartered flight Wednesday. About 250 French citizens and 100 other Europeans will be flown out of Wuhan on board two French planes this week. They would be under watch for 28 days.
Russian Federation will also limit its railway links with China from Friday, leaving only direct trains between Moscow and Beijing.
Airlines to suspend flights to mainland China include Lufthansa, Air Canada, American Airlines and British Airways.
Chinese efforts to halt the virus have seen the suspension of classes nationwide and an extension of the Lunar New Year holiday. The WHO director-general has traveled to China and noted the country's response to the outbreak during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday.
Toyota, IKEA, Starbucks, Tesla, McDonald's and tech giant Foxconn were among corporate giants to temporarily freeze production or close large numbers of outlets in China.
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome also came from China, killing about 800 people and costing the global economy an estimated $33 billion, or 0.1% of world GDP, in 2003.
Asian stock markets tumbled again Thursday with fears that business disruptions in the "world's factory" would upset global supply chains and dent profits.
"The weapons that will protect us from the new coronavirus are not fear and aversion, but trust and co-operation", he said.