Australia's New South Wales reports 262 local COVID-19 cases, five deaths


Reuters | Sydney | Updated: 05-08-2021 06:39 IST | Created: 05-08-2021 06:39 IST
Australia's New South Wales reports 262 local COVID-19 cases, five deaths
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Australia's New South Wales state reported on Thursday five deaths and 262 locally-acquired cases of COVID-19, up from 233 a day earlier, as numbers continued to climb despite state capital Sydney nearing six weeks in a hard lockdown.

Of the new cases, at least 43 have spent time in the community while infectious, the state's health department said.

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