New Delhi (NVI): Victoria in Australia has expanded its targeted coronavirus testing after witnessing continuous fresh cases. The state has recorded 74 new cases, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing hardship payments for thousands of public housing tenants, reports The Age.
A record 21,500 Victorians were tested in a single day yesterday, with almost a million tests having taken place so far in the state, reports the newspaper.
Of the new cases, one is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine, four were from tests carried out at testing locations or GPS, and the rest are under investigation.
Australia has recorded 8,362 Covid-19 cases so far with 104 deaths and 7,355 recoveries.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases globally have reached 11.2 million with 5,28,000 deaths and 6.03 million recoveries so far. According to WHO, more than 2,12,326 fresh coronavirus cases have been recorded across the world. 61% percent of these newly reported cases are from the US and Brazil. Apart from that, Mexico has become the fifth worst-hit country due to coronavirus as it recorded 30,366 deaths.
US, India, Russia, Mexico and Brazil continue to report a high number of cases. Cases are on a rise in Russia also, though there was a slight dip. Italy has also witnessed a rise in the number of new cases and deaths.