Cruise Passenger Australia’s 13th Coronavirus Death

A Perth man in his 70s has become Australia's 13th coronavirus fatality.

It's now the second coronavirus death in Western Australia.



Victoria Records First Three Coronavirus Deaths As Cases Soar To 520

Three men, all in their 70s, have died in Victoria after contracting coronavirus.

A WA Health spokesperson said the man died at Joondalup Health Campus after testing positive for COVID-19.

"The man was receiving care within an isolation room prior to his death. He was a cruise ship passenger," the spokesperson said.

"Overnight, an additional 26 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the state’s total to 231."

"Of these 26 cases, four are passengers from cruise ships including the Ruby Princess, Sun Princess and Voyager of the Seas."



No Cruise Ship Passengers Allowed Off Ships 'Until Further Notice' As NSW Flags Further Shutdown

Passengers will not be allowed to disembark from cruise ships in NSW, the state's premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Thursday.

The Department is in the process of interviewing all additional new cases to determine their travel history and to identify their close contacts.

To date, 11,288 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19 – 1,516 of these are from regional WA.