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Australia's Victoria state reports 113 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

SYDNEY, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria on Friday said 12 people died from the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours and it reported 113 new cases.

Victoria, which has become the virus hot spot of the country, a day earlier reported 23 deaths and 113 cases, its lowest daily rise in nearly two months.

Strict lockdown measures have helped ease the daily rise of COVID-19 infections in Victoria after the state hit a one-day high of more than 700 cases about three weeks ago. (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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