First coronavirus death reported in Australia

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(CNN) – Australia reported its first novel coronavirus death on Sunday – a 78-year-old man repatriated from the cruise ship Diamond Princess.

Western Australia state’s Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson told reporters at a press briefing that the man’s wife was also infected, and remained in a stable condition.

The Department of Health confirmed to CNN that there were two new coronavirus cases in Australia on Sunday, taking the national tally to 27.

This was first published on CNN.com ‘First coronavirus death in Australia’ 

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