Seventh person in Australia dies from coronavirus

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

A seventh person has died from coronavirus in Australia as the total number of cases surpassed 750 on Friday.

On Friday morning, NSW Health confirmed an 81-year-old woman had died after contracting COVID-19.

NSW Health confirmed the woman had close contact with a confirmed case at Ryde Hospital.

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The state also announced a further 46 confirmed cases, taking NSW鈥檚 total to 353, while the national total hit 756.

Prior to the woman鈥檚 death, five people aged 95, 90, 86, 82 and 77 had died in NSW while a 78-year-old man died in WA.

The woman contracted the virus from a confirmed case at Ryde Hospital. Source: Google Maps
The woman contracted the virus from a confirmed case at Ryde Hospital. Source: Google Maps

A 14-year-old girl has also tested positive for coronavirus forcing the closure of her school, St Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie.

NSW Health said more than 40,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19.

There has also been another confirmed case, a 73-year-old woman, at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge aged care facility in Macquarie Park, where three of the six NSW deaths have occurred.

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