A man from Papua New Guinea has died in a Queensland hospital following complications from COVID-19.
The 77-year-old man was a dual PNG/UK citizen who was evacuated from Papua New Guinea to Queensland on March 28 after his condition worsened.
He was being treated in intensive care at Redcliffe Hospital but could not be saved.
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“Queensland Health offers its sincere condolences to his family during this time,” Queensland Health said in a statement.
“PNG is one of Queensland’s closest neighbours, and when we can offer support to our neighbours, we can, and we will.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, aeromedical crews have transferred a number of COVID positive, and potentially COVID positive patients to Queensland.”
The death will not be recorded as part of Queensland’s statistics as the man was originally diagnosed in PNG.
Queensland’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 6 with no deaths recorded in almost a year.
The state recorded no new cases on Tuesday either locally or in hotel quarantine.
There are 70 active cases being treated across Queensland.