Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises after Ruby Princess passenger dies

Another person who travelled on-board the coronavirus-ridden Ruby Princess Cruise ship has died.

The man, aged in his 70s, passed away in a Western Australia hospital on Thursday.

It takes the country’s death toll from the virus to 13, with more than 2800 Australians testing positive.


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The number of cases in Queensland increased by 50 today, taking the state’s total to 493.

The elderly man is the second person to die after contracting the virus from the cruise ship, with a 77-year-old woman from NSW passing away on Tuesday.

Since disembarking the ship in Sydney last Thursday, more than 140 passengers have tested positive.

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