Australian coronavirus death toll rises to seven (Report)

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Australian coronavirus death toll rises to seven (Report)
Australian coronavirus death toll rises to seven (Report)

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Australia’s coronavirus toll has risen to seven, with the death of an 81-year-old woman in Sydney.

NSW Health authorities said the woman, who had had close contact with a confirmed coronavirus case linked to Ryde Hospital, died late on Thursday.

Her death brought the NSW toll to six. The other fatality is a man who died in Western Australia early in March – he was Australia’s first COVID-19 death.

Meanwhile, an Australian tourist in his 30s who died in hospital in Iceland had also tested positive to the virus.

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Country Confirmed Deaths Recovered
USA 105,019 1,717 2,537
Italy 86,498 9,134 10,950
Spain 72,248 5,690 12,285
Germany 53,340 399 6,658
Iran 35,408 2,517 11,679
France 32,964 1,995 5,700
UK 17,089 1,019 135
Switzerland 13,377 242 1,530
Netherlands 9,762 639 3
S. Korea 9,478 144 4,811
Belgium 9,134 353 1,063
Austria 8,030 68 225
Turkey 5,698 92 42
Portugal 5,170 100 43
Canada 4,757 55 354
Norway 3,972 20 7
Australia 3,635 14 170
Brazil 3,477 93 6
Israel 3,460 12 89
Sweden 3,069 105 16
Czechia 2,422 9 11
Malaysia 2,320 27 320
Denmark 2,201 65 1
Ireland 2,121 22 5
Ecuador 1,627 41 3
Chile 1,610 5 43
Luxembourg 1,605 15 40
Japan 1,499 49 404
Poland 1,481 17 7
Romania 1,452 29 139
Pakistan 1,415 12 29
Russia 1,264 4 49
Thailand 1,245 6 97
Saudi Arabia 1,203 4 37
South Africa 1,170 1 31
Finland 1,167 8 10
Indonesia 1,155 102 59
Philippines 1,075 68 35
Greece 966 28 52
Iceland 963 2 97
India 933 20 84
Singapore 802 2 198
Panama 786 14 2
Mexico 717 12 4
Diamond Princess 712 10 597
Argentina 690 17 72
Slovenia 684 9 10
Serbia 659 10 42
Estonia 645 1 20
Peru 635 11 16
Croatia 635 4 45
Dominican Republic 581 20 3
Qatar 562 0 43
Hong Kong 560 4 112
Colombia 539 6 10
Egypt 536 30 116
Iraq 506 42 131
Bahrain 473 4 254
UAE 468 2 52
New Zealand 451 0 50
Lebanon 412 8 27
Algeria 409 26 29
Lithuania 382 5 1
Armenia 372 1 28
Morocco 358 23 11
Hungary 343 11 34
Bulgaria 313 5 9
Ukraine 311 8 5
Latvia 305 0 1
Slovakia 292 0 2
Taiwan 283 2 30
Uruguay 274 0 0
Andorra 267 3 1
Costa Rica 263 2 3
Bosnia 257 4 5
Macedonia 241 4 3
Jordan 235 1 18
Kuwait 235 0 64
Tunisia 227 7 2
San Marino 223 21 6
Kazakhstan 204 1 14
Moldova, Republic of 199 2 2
Albania 197 10 31
Burkina Faso 180 9 12
Vietnam 174 0 21
Azerbaijan 165 3 15
Cyprus 162 5 15
Faroe Islands 155 0 54
Oman 152 0 23
Malta 149 0 2
Réunion 145 0 1
Ghana 137 4 2
Senegal 130 0 18
Brunei 120 1 25
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 113 2 39
Afghanistan 110 4 2
Sri Lanka 110 0 9
Uzbekistan 104 2 5
Mauritius 102 2 0
Côte d'Ivoire 101 0 3
Cambodia 99 0 13
Palestinian Territory, Occupied 97 1 18
Guadeloupe 96 2 17
Honduras 95 1 3
Belarus 94 0 32
Martinique 93 1 0
Cameroon 91 2 2
Channel Islands 88 1 0
Georgia 85 0 14
Montenegro 82 1 0
Nigeria 81 1 3
Cuba 80 2 4
Bolivia 74 0 0
Trinidad and Tobago 66 2 1
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 58 6 2
Kyrgyzstan 58 0 0
Paraguay 56 3 1
Liechtenstein 56 0 0
Gibraltar 55 0 14
Rwanda 54 0 0
Mayotte 50 0 0
Bangladesh 48 5 15
Monaco 42 0 1
Kenya 38 1 1
Macao 34 0 10
Aruba 33 0 1
Guatemala 32 1 4
Isle of Man 32 0 0
Jamaica 30 1 2
French Polynesia 30 0 0
French Guiana 28 0 6
Zambia 28 0 0
Barbados 26 0 0
Madagascar 26 0 0
Togo 25 1 1
Uganda 23 0 0
El Salvador 19 0 0
Mali 18 0 0
Bermuda 17 0 2
Ethiopia 16 0 1
Maldives 16 0 9
New Caledonia 15 0 0
Tanzania, United Republic of 13 0 1
Djibouti 12 0 0
Equatorial Guinea 12 0 0
Mongolia 12 0 0
Dominica 11 0 0
Saint Martin 11 0 0
Niger 10 1 0
Bahamas 10 0 1
Greenland 10 0 2
Swaziland 9 0 0
Cayman Islands 8 1 0
Curacao 8 1 2
Guinea 8 0 0
Haiti 8 0 0
Myanmar 8 0 0
Namibia 8 0 2
Suriname 8 0 0
Gabon 7 1 0
Zimbabwe 7 1 0
Antigua and Barbuda 7 0 0
Grenada 7 0 0
Mozambique 7 0 0
Seychelles 7 0 0
Benin 6 0 0
Eritrea 6 0 0
Lao People's Democratic Republic 6 0 0
Cabo Verde 5 1 0
Guyana 5 1 0
Sudan 5 1 0
Nepal 5 0 1
Fiji 5 0 0
Mauritania 5 0 0
Montserrat 5 0 0
St. Barth 5 0 0
Syrian Arab Republic 5 0 0
Nicaragua 4 1 0
Angola 4 0 0
Congo 4 0 0
Holy See (Vatican City State) 4 0 0
Gambia 3 1 0
Bhutan 3 0 0
Central African Republic 3 0 0
Chad 3 0 0
Liberia 3 0 0
Saint Lucia 3 0 1
Sint Maarten 3 0 0
Somalia 3 0 0
MS Zaandam 2 0 0
Anguilla 2 0 0
Belize 2 0 0
British Virgin Islands 2 0 0
Guinea-Bissau 2 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0 0
Turks and Caicos Islands 2 0 0
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1 0 0
Papua New Guinea 1 0 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 0
Timor-Leste 1 0 0
China 81,394 3,295 74,971

The man, whose name has not been released, reportedly died shortly after arriving at a hospital in northern Iceland. The country’s chief epidemiologist, Porolfur Guonason, said despite the positive test, COVID-19 was not thought to have caused the tourist’s death.

The man’s wife, who was travelling with him, has also tested positive for coronavirus and is in isolation.

Australia has more than 700 confirmed coronavirus cases.

On Friday, NSW’s confirmed cases jumped to 382. That is up 75 on Thursday – in the biggest increase yet seen in the outbreak. Six people are in intensive care.

“It’s obviously quite a substantial increase,” NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said.

“Again, it’s indicative of the growing issue that faces the entire world.”

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It came as three people on a cruise ship that returned to Sydney from New Zealand on Thursday tested positive to coronavirus – prompting pleas for all 3800 people on board to go into self-isolation for a fortnight.

An additional passenger from the Princess Cruises-operated Ruby Princess is also very unwell in Tasmania and is reported to have been confirmed with COVID-19.

The ship was carrying 1100 crew and 2700 passengers.

Doctors tested 13 unwell patients for COVID-19. Three, including a crew member, were found to have the virus.

“One of those passengers was not at all well, and was taken off the ship and has been taken to a hospital here in Sydney, and is being cared for,” NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said on Friday.

“That particular passenger, now patient, is not particularly well.”

Mr Hazzard said it was possible that other people on board also had coronavirus, and all people on board now needed to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Self-isolate in your home or your normal place of residence, or whenever you may be, and start taking very serious note of your own health,” he said.

“If you start to show any of the symptoms … we want you to make sure you report that in, and take due medical advice.”

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There was a similar situation in Melbourne on Thursday, where passengers and crew were barred from leaving the Golden Princess after it docked early in the morning. Family and friends waited hours for clean bills of health to be given before more than 2000 passengers were allowed to disembark late in the afternoon.

Elsewhere, St Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie, on the NSW mid-north coast, was closed on Friday after a member of its community tested positive for the virus.

More than 40,000 people in NSW have been tested for COVID-19.

In Adelaide, a year eight student at Unley High School has tested positive for COVID-19.

The school told parents in a letter the student had been identified as a close contact of a staff member confirmed to have the virus last week.

Also on Friday, the Northern Territory confirmed its second case of COVID-19.

Health authorities said a a Territorian in his mid-30s, who had returned home from Europe on March 19, had been tested at the pandemic clinic in Darwin after experiencing flu-like symptoms. His positive result was confirmed early on Friday.

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In Western Australia, a woman in her 60s is in a critical but stable condition in St John of God Hospital after contracting coronavirus.

A spokesperson for the hospital said her condition became critical late yesterday.

WA has had 52 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far. Victoria had 178 as of Friday afternoon.

The ACT has six confirmed patients. Two were confirmed on Friday afternoon, including in a person who contracted the virus in the US and had since returned home.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged Australians to keep following social distancing and hygiene rules to try to slow the outbreak.

“If we control the spread and keep the numbers very low as to who is actually needing to go into intensive care – and at the moment it’s only a handful of people who are in hospital because of this illness – that’s where we want to keep it,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian told the Nine Network on Friday.

“We are not on top of it – and nobody is – but we are still at a stage where we’re managing it and we don’t want to lose control and that’s why it’s important to socially distance.”

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