Australia reported more than 1,000 Covid cases

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SYDNEY: Australia has reported more than 1,000 new local coronavirus cases for the first time during the pandemic, as a Delta variant outbreak surges in Sydney, reports AFP.

New South Wales state, which includes the country's most populous city Sydney, has announced a record 1,029 cases of Covid-19 for the previous 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Victoria state — which is grappling with a smaller outbreak that emerged in Melbourne — has announced 80 new cases. The nation has recorded almost 48,000 cases and nearly 1,000 deaths during the pandemic to date.

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