Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic

Victoria Prime Minister Daniel Andrews says all but the most urgent elective surgeries will be postponed ‘until further notice’ to ease the strain on hospitals. – EPA pic, August 5, 2020.

AUSTRALIA’S worst-hit state of Victoria today reported 15 coronavirus deaths, including a man in his 30s, making it the country’s deadliest day of the pandemic to date.

An outbreak in Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city and the capital of Victoria, has seen hundreds of new cases recorded daily in recent weeks, including 725 today.

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