Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises to 28

A German tourist has died in Western Australia, taking Australia’s coronavirus death toll to 28.

Health Authorities confirmed the man, aged in his 60s, died in a Perth hospital.

He was a passenger from the Artania cruise ship, which docked at Fremantle Port last Friday.


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Dozens of passengers and crew from the German liner have since tested positive to the virus.

The vessel remains docked at Fremantle Harbour with 464 crew members on board.

There have been three other coronavirus deaths across the country in the past 24 hours, with two people passing away in NSW and another dying in Victoria.

So far, 5274 people have tested positive to COVID-19 in Australia.

The country’s death toll currently stands at 28.

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