Australian Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To Five
Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to five after two women died, with both testing positive to COVID-19.
NSW Health confirmed on Sunday a 77-year-old Queensland woman died from the virus in NSW.
The woman flew from Brisbane to Sydney on Friday, a Queensland Health spokesman told AAP.
She developed symptoms on the plane, was taken to hospital and died the same day.
NSW Health discovered the woman had contracted coronavirus and informed Queensland Health on Sunday.
A 90-year-old woman in NSW died on Saturday and tests have confirmed she had COVID-19, NSW Health also confirmed on Sunday.
She was a resident at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge, where two other residents have died after testing positive to the virus.
A 95-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man who were both residents at the aged care facility both died earlier this month.
A 78-year-old Perth man was the first to Australian to die of COVID-19 after contracting the virus on the Diamond Princess last month.