Man from Papua New Guinea dies from coronavirus complications in Queensland

Paola Ditto
Апреля 7, 2021

A man from Papua New Guinea has died in a Queensland hospital from COVID-19 complications.

Queensland Health confirmed that the man, a dual Papua New Guinea / UK national, was transported via medivac from the country to Redcliffe Hospital on March 28 after his condition deteriorated.

He then spent more than a week in ICU at Redcliffe Hospital, north of Brisbane, before passing away on Monday.

"Unfortunately. a 77-year-old male from PNG passed away from complications due to COVID-19 yesterday", Queensland Health said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, aeromedical crews have transferred a number of COVID positive, and potentially COVID positive patients, to Queensland".

Because the case was diagnosed in PNG, it will not be included in Queensland's statistics, which have remained at six deaths since April a year ago. The state's last death was in April previous year.

Dr Jeannette Young on Tuesday said it was important for all Queenslanders to come forward and get tested, even if they have the mildest of symptoms.

Fragments were detected at the Capalaba, Maroochydore and Maryborough wastewater treatment plants.

"Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, and loss of taste or smell", Dr Young said.

"As we've seen over the past couple of weeks, we're still in this pandemic and we can't be complacent", she said.

"It is critical we detect any cases that we may not be aware of as quickly as possible through our testing system".

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