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Health

Austria reports 664 new coronavirus cases in a day, highest since March

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria reported 664 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the biggest daily increase since late March, when an initial spike in infections was rapidly fading due to a strict lockdown.

Of those new cases, 387 were in Vienna, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Infections have been increasing since late June, and more recently the government has mainly blamed the rise on people returning from tourism hotspots such as Spain and Croatia.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Gareth Jones

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