Coronavirus death toll rises to 64
A SEVENTH Tasmanian has died from coronavirus.
The 72-year-old man died this morning at the Mersey Community Hospital at Latrobe, Premier Peter Gutwein said.
"On behalf of the Government, I extend my deepest condolences to the man's family, friends and loved ones,'' he said.
"This is another sad reminder that this disease takes lives, and we must do everything we can to contain the spread of coronavirus.
"I again ask Tasmanians to work with us, do the right thing, stay home and save lives."
It is the sixth death from coronavirus on the North-West Coast, where an outbreak of the virus has occurred in recent weeks.
More than 6500 cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in Australia, with 2926 in New South Wales, 1302 in Victoria, 1007 in Queensland, 433 in South Australia, 535 in Western Australia, 180 in Tasmania, 103 in the Australian Capital Territory and 28 in the Northern Territory.
More to come.