Australia’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 62

Australia’s death toll from coronavirus has risen again overnight, with the Tasmanian government confirming another death.

A 91-year-old woman passed away at the Mersey Community Hospital yesterday.

It is the state’s sixth death, and comes as the diagnosis rate begins to spike due to an outbreak in the north west.


Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein confirmed the death via a statement last night:

“It is with great sadness I confirm a sixth Tasmanian has died from coronavirus.

“A 91-year-old woman passed away at the Mersey Community Hospital, where she was being cared for.

“On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I extend my deepest condolences to the woman’s family, friends and loved ones.

“It is again a tragic and stark reminder that this virus can be deadly.

“It has taken lives, and it will take more lives yet.

“We must do absolutely everything we can to contain the spread of coronavirus, and we are taking unprecedented measures to do that,” the statement reads.

It is the 62nd death from the virus in Australia.

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