A man in the ACT has become the country’s 30th coronavirus death.
Health Authorities in the state confirmed the man, aged in his 80s, passed away at Canberra hospital.
It’s understood he had pre-existing health issues.
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ACT Chief Health Officer, Kerryn Coleman, is urging everyone to continue to self-isolate to stop the spread.
“Stay at home as much as possible and only go out when you need to,” Dr Coleman said in a statement.
“If you do leave the house for essential reasons, like shopping, exercising, for medical reasons or to work, please limit the amount of interaction you have with other people.”
It comes after a woman in her 70s died from the virus in Victoria overnight.
Across the state, there have been an additional 30 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 1,115.
“Currently there are 42 people in hospital, this is up from 37 yesterday and ten patients in intensive care which is up from 7 yesterday,” State Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said on Saturday.
In Queensland, the number of new coronavirus cases continues to slow, with just 27 more positive tests overnight.
It takes the state total to 900.
While in NSW, 104 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours, taking their total to a staggering 2,493.
The national death toll currently stands at 30.