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Australia's Victoria state reports 384 new coronavirus cases

Fire Services Victoria personnel wearing hazmat suits meet in a restricted area outside a public housing tower, locked down in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Melbourne, Australia, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria on Tuesday reported six deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 384 new cases compared with a record 532 cases a day earlier.

The state reported the country’s highest daily increase in coronavirus infections a day earlier, prompting authorities to warn a six-week lockdown in the state may be extended.

Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Himani Sarkar