Sixth person dead from thunderstorm asthma

THE thunderstorm asthma emergency last week has claimed the life of a sixth person.

Eastern Health confirmed another person died following the outbreak on Monday but no other details have been released.

"There have now been six deaths that may have occurred as a result of conditions relating to the thunderstorm asthma events on Monday," a health department spokesman said in a statement.

Five patients remain in intensive care in Melbourne hospitals, three are in a critical condition.

"Some [deaths] may be directly related to the thunderstorm asthma, some may have had other conditions that the thunderstorm asthma exacerbated," Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.

Read more at ABC News Online. 



Council's $3.5m decision on Yamba intersection

premium_icon Council's $3.5m decision on Yamba intersection

Council committee decides to pursue roundabout over traffic lights

Council promotion receives a good rating from winners

Council promotion receives a good rating from winners

Two Grafton residents have won $1500 off 2018/19 general rates bill

Truck rolls on highway

Truck rolls on highway

A truck has come to rest on a major highway

Local Partners