A seventh person in Queensland has died from coronavirus, state health officials have confirmed.
The 80-year-old died at the hospital after contracting coronavirus abroad. The man was caught Coronavirus while in the hotel quarantine and was admitted to the hospital on March 25.
The man returned from the Philippines via Papua New Guinea. It comes as no new locally acquired case was recorded in Queensland on Tuesday. Two new infections were acquired abroad.
There is a total of 55 active Covid cases across the state. Covid-19 is becoming so dangerous day by day. The world is going through the worst time.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer. Dr. Jeannette Young says there is no risk to this community because the man acquired the virus abroad and was admitted to a hospital in Australia directly across the hotel quarantine.
She added that the death was a reminder of the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and that people under the age of 50 “do not stop” choosing the job even after being advised against taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.
She also said, “Of course the new advice is moving forward, and the new advice is very important to anyone under the age of 50 should be given the Pfizer vaccine as a priority.”
“However, in this bad situation this does not stop people under the age of 50 from getting the AstraZeneca vaccine and they feel that their situation is such that they prefer to be vaccinated immediately without waiting for the possibility of getting the Pfizer vaccine.”
“Anyone 50 years of age or older than 50, should be in the relevant priority group, should be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. This is most important.”