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A second person has died from coronavirus in Tasmania

An interim assessment clinic for the new coronavirus set up near the Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania. Source: AAP

An elderly man has become the second person to die from coronavirus in Tasmania.

Τasmania has recorded its second coronavirus death, with an elderly man dying at the Royal Hobart Hospital overnight.

It comes after a woman in her 80s died on Monday from the virus in the state's northwest and takes the national COVID-19 toll to 19.

"This is a very sad time. It serves as a warning to us all that these are going to be tough and difficult times," Premier Peter Gutwein told reporters on Tuesday.

The man was aged in his 80s.

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