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WA has reported its second coronavirus death, bringing the national toll to 13

A cruise ship passenger aged in his 70s has become the second person in Western Australia to die from the coronavirus. Source: CELEBRITY CRUISES

A cruise ship passenger aged in his 70s has become the second person in Western Australia to die from the coronavirus, with 26 new cases confirmed in the state.

A cruise ship passenger in his 70s has died of COVID-19 in Western Australia, taking the national coronavirus toll to 13.

The male died at Joondalup Health Campus, where he was isolated after testing positive for COVID-19.

It is the second death in WA from the virus, where the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 231 after 26 new cases were announced on Thursday. 

The new cases include 17 males and 9 females, aged between 7 and 81.

Of these 26 cases, four are passengers from cruise ships including the Ruby Princess, Sun Princess and Voyager of the Seas.

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