Australia’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to nine after the death of a 68-year-old man in Queensland.
Queensland Health on Wednesday confirmed the man’s death on the state’s Darling Downs.
The man had a “serious underlying medical condition before contracting the virus“, the department said in a statement.
“Queensland Health offers its sincere condolences to his family.
“The man’s family remains in isolation as close contacts.”
It is the second death in Queensland from the coronavirus after the death of a 77-year-old woman from the Sunshine Coast.