Australia’s COVID-19 death toll rises as Qld records two new cases

The country’s coronavirus death toll has sadly risen this morning, with Victoria recording another death.

A man in his 90s passed away overnight, which brings the national toll to 107 and Victoria’s toll to 23.

It comes as Victoria recorded another day of triple digit coronavirus numbers, with 216 new infections in the past 24 hours.


Only 30 of those are connected to known outbreaks, with the other 186 now under investigation.

Queensland has today also recorded two new cases, on the second day of the state’s borders being reopened.

However, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed both cases are ADF personnel who recently returned from overseas and have been in isolation since arriving.

“They are therefore not currently considered be a risk to the public,” the Premier said.

Tourism Minister Kate Jones said people need to continue to be vigilant and maintain social distancing, with the new cases proving Queensland is “not out of the woods yet”.

“It always concerning to see any new cases of coronavirus here in Queensland… Now is not the time to relax,” Ms Jones said.

“Now is the time to step up and make sure you continue to practice social distancing wherever you are.”

It brings the total number of active cases in Queensland to three, including one here on the Gold Coast.

The state tally now stands at 1070.