Woman in her 80s dies in a hospital in Victoria taking Australia’s coronavirus death toll to 89
A woman in her 80s has died in Victoria, taking Australia’s coronavirus death toll to 89.
The woman died in hospital on Tuesday, Jobs Ministers Martin Pakula told reporters on Wednesday morning.
The elderly woman is the 18th Victorian to die from the virus.
Another three cases were recorded in Victoria overnight, bringing the state’s total to 1351.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 6,748
New South Wales: 3,016
Western Australia: 550
South Australia: 438
Australian Capital Territory: 106
Northern Territory: 28
TOTAL CASES: 6,748
There are 18 people in hospital across the state, five fewer than Tuesday.
Nine of those in hospital are in intensive care.
Of the 1354 cases, 1287 Victorians have recovered from coronavirus.
More than 111,000 Victorians have been tested for the virus, which will continue to grow after four more mobile testing centres were opened on Wednesday.
The latest death comes after four more elderly residents at an aged care home in Sydney’s west died on Tuesday.
In total, 11 residents at Sydney Anglicare’s Newmarch House in Penrith, at the foot of the Blue Mountains have now died from the deadly respiratory infection.
‘This is a tragic time not only for the families who have lost their loved ones but for other residents and families,’ a Sydney Anglicare statement read.
‘It is also taking a deep toll on our staff who cared for and knew these residents and families so well.
Anglicare’s Newmarch House in western Sydney, where 11 elderly residents have died from coronavirus so far
Eleven new cases of coronavirus were recorded in New South Wales overnight, including a four-year-old child.
Queensland recorded one new case.