Australia's Victoria reports 217 new coronavirus cases

Two more people died of Covid-19, bringing the state's total deaths to 34 since the start of the pandemic. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria, on Saturday (July 18) reported 217 new cases of the coronavirus, after a record 428 cases the day before.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said two more people had died of Covid-19, bringing the state's total deaths to 34 since the start of the pandemic.

Neighbouring New South Wales, the country's most populous state, reported 15 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.

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