The 18 people we’ve lost to COVID-19.

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Since March 1, Australia has lost 18 people to COVID-19 related illnesses.

As of 3pm on March 30, the country has 4245 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 226,000 tests have been conducted. As the number of cases rises, so does the number of deaths.

The death toll is the highest in New South Wales, where eight people have been confirmed dead.

Mamamia’s daily news podcast The Quicky on what life is like on the front line of the nation’s extraordinary health crisis. Post continues below audio.

Victoria has lost four people, Western Australia and Queensland have lost two, and Tasmania and the ACT each have confirmed one death.

Many names and details about these people’s lives are not yet known, but in in this article, Mamamia hopes to pay tribute to the lives lost so far.

This story will be updated as further deaths are confirmed.

James Kwan, 78, Perth.

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