SYDNEY – The second most populous state of Victoria in Australia reported Friday eight deaths from the corona virus in the past 24 hours and 627 new cases, compared with a record 723 cases and 13 deaths the day before.
The deaths bring the total number of state fatalities from the pandemic to 112, which is more than half the total number of Australian deaths.
The state has now topped more than 10,000 cases, with total infections in the country of just over 17,000.
(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
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