Australia’s death toll rises after three cruise ship passengers die

Australia’s coronavirus death toll is continuing to rise, with four more people passing away from the virus in New South Wales.

NSW Health confirmed four men, aged 61, 76, 80, and 91, passed away in hospital overnight.

It has since been confirmed that three of the men were former passengers on the controversial Ruby Princess cruise ship which docked in Sydney on March 19.


Ten people who were on-board the ship have now died from the virus, with more than 600 passengers testing positive.

New South Wales continues to be the worst hit state in the country, with 2580 cases of the virus and 16 deaths.

In Queensland, there was a massive drop in the number of new cases overnight, with just nine people testing positive.

It takes the state’s total to 907.

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The national death toll currently stands at 34.