A Perth guy in his 70s dies, bringing nationwide COVID-19 toll to 13

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A Western Australian male aged in his 70s has died from the coronavirus on Thursday evening, bringing the pandemic’s toll in Australia to 13.

The WA Health Section confirmed the Perth man died at Joondalup Health and fitness Campus, where he was acquiring treatment in an isolation space, soon after tests favourable to the virus.

He had been a passenger on the Superstar Solstice.

He is the 2nd fatal COVID-19 scenario in WA after the demise of a 79-year-outdated man on March 1.

James Kwan was Australia’s first coronavirus loss of life soon after contracting the virus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan.

An added 26 situations of COVID-19 ended up confirmed overnight in WA, bringing the state’s total to 231.

They contain 17 males and 9 girls aged among 7 and 81.

4 are travellers from cruise ships including Ruby Princess, Sunshine Princess and Voyager of the Seas.

As of 3pm on Thursday, there are 2799 confirmed instances nationally, up by 376 from 24 hours previously.

This contains 1219 conditions in NSW.

The remainder of the conditions are in Victoria (520), Queensland (493), South Australia (235), ACT (53), Tasmania (40) and Northern Territory.

The news arrives hours following Victoria recorded its to start with coronavirus fatalities, with three men and women succumbing to the virus in much less than 24 hrs.

Chief wellbeing officer Brett Sutton confirmed the overnight fatalities of two men in their 70s, when Health and fitness Minister Jenny Mikakos verified the 3rd loss of life on Thursday afternoon.

“We all have a part to engage in in the combat towards coronavirus,” Ms Mikakos reported.

“This suggests we need to all get pretty significantly the message that we will have to stay property except if it is certainly essential to leave your home.

“You will have to stay at house at just about every option.”