Fourteen folks have died of Covid-19 associated diseases in Australia because the outbreak started. This story might be up to date as additional deaths are confirmed.
Western Australia (2)
James Kwan, 78, Perth
James Kwan was the primary particular person in Australia to die after being identified with Covid-19. The 78-year-old Perth man was a passenger on board the Dimond Princess, a cruise ship that was pressured to quarantine within the Japanese port of Yokohama in February.
He and his spouse have been among the many 150 Australians who have been remoted on board.
He was transported residence to Australia on a government-chartered Qantas flight and was identified whereas isolating in Howard Springs, Northern Territory. He was then moved to a Perth hospital the place died within the early hours of 1 March.
Kwan has been remembered as a tourism pioneer, establishing Perth’s first inbound tourism firm, Wel-Journey in 1988. He was a founding member of the Western Australian Tour Operators Affiliation, now often known as the Australian Tourism Export Council.
Ray Daniels, 73, Perth
On 26 March a second WA man, Ray Daniels died on the Joondalup Well being Campus after being identified with Covid-19.
“We as a household are fully devastated by the sudden loss of life of our father, husband and grandfather. He was a really match, wholesome and lively man with no recognized underlying well being points. He confirmed no actual vital indicators of being unwell till he collapsed at residence on Wednesday morning. He died inside 48 hours,” his household mentioned in a press release.
“Clearly this virus doesn’t discriminate and we by no means believed for one second that it could take him from us.”
He disembarked from the Superstar Solstice cruise ship in Sydney earlier within the week.
Garry Kirstenfeldt, 68, Toowoomba
Garry Kirstenfeldt is to this point the youngest particular person in Australia to die after testing optimistic to Covid-19. He was the second Queensland sufferer, and the primary to die in Queensland.
The 68-year-old died on 25 March in Toowoomba, after not too long ago disembarking from the Voyager of the Seas cruise ship in Sydney.
His household say he was an avid traveller.
“Our father was a person with rather more life in him,” his youngsters mentioned in a press release.
“He had been on 16 cruise ships and liked to calm down with household or fear about actions to maintain us entertained … We by no means anticipated his 17th cruise to be his final or nobody to be at his aspect for the final moments of his life. As his household, this was the primary time he had been in hospital and we weren’t at his aspect.”
The Queensland Division of Well being mentioned he had a severe underlying medical situation earlier than contracting the virus
His spouse Jennifer and different members of his household at the moment are in self-isolation.
New South Wales (8)
The Dorothy Henderson Lodge cluster
4 NSW Covid-19 deaths have been aged residents of the Dorothy Henderson Lodge aged care facility in Macquarie Park. A 95-year-old girl died on Three March, adopted by an 82-year-old man on 9 March, a 90-year-old girl on 14 March and a 91-year-old girl on 28 March.
Numerous different residents and employees members have examined optimistic for Covid-19.
On 24 March a girl in her 70s died after disembarking from the Ruby Princess earlier within the week. She was transported on to the hospital from the ship.
The NSW Well being Division mentioned she was one of many preliminary three passengers who have been confirmed to have examined optimistic on board the ship.
There now not less than 162 Covid-19 circumstances related to the cruise in NSW alone.
Different NSW Covid-19 associated deaths embody an 86-year-old man on 18 March and an 81-year-old girl on 20 March.
A 77-year-old girl from the Sunshine Coast died after her well being deteriorated on a flight to Sydney on 13 March. She was taken to a Sydney hospital however couldn’t be resuscitated. It was later confirmed she had Covid-19. She is believed to have had an underlying medical situation.
Three males, all of their 70s, died on 26 March after being identified with Covid-19.
Nevertheless, medical doctors mentioned the person’s signs have been atypical and though he had the sickness they have been persevering with to analyze the reason for his loss of life