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Australia records 1,000th Covid death

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 30th August, 2021 03:50:40 PM
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Australia has recorded its 1,000th death from the pandemic, as it struggles to contain Delta variant outbreaks.

The country's 1,003 Covid deaths is a lower total than most other advanced nations, due in particular to its early success in suppressing the virus, reports BBC.

But Australia is now seeing its worst case numbers since the pandemic began.

A recent surge in infections in Sydney has challenged Australia's response strategy and strained health resources.

On Monday, New South Wales state - of which Sydney is capital - reported four new deaths and another daily record of 1,218 cases.