The Northern Territory Health Department has today reported the COVID-related death of a Darwin man in his 70s nearly one week after he died.
- NT Health reported 386 new COVID-19 cases today
- There are 30 coronavirus patients currently in hospital
- Eligible Territorians are being encouraged to get a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
In a statement, NT Health said the man had underlying health conditions and died at Royal Darwin Hospital.
His death was first reported today, however, the man died six days ago on April 12, a NT Health spokesperson confirmed.
“The Chief Health Officer verified the death as being related to COVID-19 this morning, in line with national criteria,” a NT Health spokesperson told the ABC.
The man’s death brings the NT’s total coronavirus death toll to 37.
There were 386 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday.
Of those, 337 were detected using a rapid antigen test (RAT).
There were 267 cases recorded in the Top End region, 37 in Central Australia, 11 in East Arnhem, seven in the Big Rivers region, five in the Barkly region and 59 are under investigation.
There are currently 30 patients in hospital, with six people requiring oxygen and two in receiving intensive care.
The number of active cases in the NT is 3,031, according to government figures.
Eligible Territorians are now being encouraged to get a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The dose is recommended as an extra booster shot for vulnerable people who are at greatest risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.