Australia's Victoria reports record daily number of coronavirus cases

Members of the Australian Defence Force take a swab sample in Fawkner, Melbourne on July 2, 2020.
Members of the Australian Defence Force take a swab sample in Fawkner, Melbourne on July 2, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australia's second most populous state of Victoria said on Friday (July 10) the number of its new coronavirus infections had hit a daily record.

State Premier Daniel Andrews, who said 288 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, urged residents of metropolitan areas of Melbourne to wear masks outdoors.