Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises to 105

Australia’s death toll from coronavirus has sadly risen again this morning, with Victoria recording another death.

A man in his 90s passed away overnight, which brings the national toll to 105 and Victoria’s toll to 21.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed in this morning’s press conference.


“Sadly, it is my duty to inform you that a man in his 90s has passed away overnight. He was in the care of one of our hospitals.

“We send our condolence and our best wishes to his family and love ones. His friends, this will be a very difficult day for them and we send our sympathies to each and every person affected by that tragedy.

“Out of respect for the family, I will provide no further details as to that person’s identity or any further details about that case.

“If that changes over time, then we will but at this stage, we’re not in a position to shed any further light on the circumstances of that individual,” Premier Andrews said.

It comes as New South Wales prepares to close its border to the southern state, effectively isolating it from the rest of the nation.

There have been another 127 infections recorded in the last 24 hours, with 645 now considered active due to various outbreaks in Melbourne.

Related article: NSW to close off border with Victoria amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

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