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With 532 Fresh Cases in 24 Hours, Australia's Victoria Reports Deadliest Day of Covid-19 Pandemic

Reuters

Last Updated: August 09, 2020, 14:50 IST

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Victoria on Sunday suffered its deadliest day since the pandemic began after reporting 10 deaths, mostly at aged-care facilities.

Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria reported on Monday six new deaths from the coronavirus and logged a record daily increase of 532 new cases compared with 459 a day earlier.

"Five of those six deaths are connected to outbreaks in aged care," state Premier Daniel Andrews said in a media briefing in Melbourne.

Victoria on Sunday suffered its deadliest day since the pandemic began after reporting 10 deaths, mostly at aged-care facilities.

The state recorded its previous one-day high of 484 cases last week.
first published:August 09, 2020, 14:50 IST
last updated:August 09, 2020, 14:50 IST