The coronavirus has sadly claimed the life of another person in Australia this morning.
A man in his 70s died in Western Australia, taking the national death toll to 78.
Health Officials confirmed the foreign national passed away in the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital overnight.
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The man is the eighth person to die from the virus in WA.
It’s since been revealed he was a passenger on the Artania cruise ship, with four people from the same cruise now passing away.
The death comes after a 79-year-old woman passed away in Tasmania overnight, and follows the death of another 79-year-old woman in New South Wales yesterday.
The national death toll now stands at 78.