SYDNEY, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria on Thursday reported 13 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours and 240 new coronavirus cases.
The state reported 12 deaths and 216 cases a day earlier.
A flare-up in infections in Victoria forced authorities two weeks ago to impose a nightly curfew and shut large parts of the state’s economy. It has seen a slowdown in new cases in recent days, allaying fears of a nationwide second wave.
Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Tom Hogue
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