WORLD Australian state sets another high for cases


Australian state sets another high for cases


11:02, August 25, 2021

A nurse shows a vial of the Cuban made Soberana-02 vaccine for COVID-19 before giving a girl a dose of it in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Australia’s New South Wales state has recorded another new daily high of 919 coronavirus infections. It also has had two more deaths related to COVID-19.

New South Wales’s previous high for a 24-hour period was 830 infections reported Sunday.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said Wednesday that the health system in Australia’s most populous state is under pressure but is coping.

The COVID-19 death toll has reached 76 in New South Wales since the outbreak of the delta variant was first detected in Sydney on June 16.

Neighboring Victoria, Australia second-most populous state, reported 45 new infections Wednesday.

Both states are locked down.

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