July 27, 2020

Australian posts record number of new virus cases

Melbourne (AFP) – Australia on Monday posted its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, even as officials expressed hope outbreaks in locked-down Melbourne may have peaked.A day after Australia reported its highest daily death toll, authorities confirmed at least 549 new COVID-19 infections -— almost entirely driven by an outbreak in the southeastern state of Victoria.Authorities admitted a second wave of clusters in Melbourne was taking longer to suppress than hoped.But the state’s top health official voiced optimism that a partial lockdown of five million people, n…

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