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Australia's Victoria state reports 73 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths

SYDNEY, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Australia’s Victoria state - the epicentre of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak - said on Monday it has detected 73 new infections in the past 24 hours, while the death toll rose by 41.

Australia has now recorded nearly 26,000 COVID-19 infections and 652 fatalities from the virus - far fewer than other developed countries.

Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Kim Coghill

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