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21 Jan 2022

Covid-19: Australia Records Deadliest Day of Pandemic with 80 Deaths

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On Friday, Australia reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with 80 COVID fatalities, as an outbreak due to the Omicron variant continued to take a toll. And up to now, there’s no new date set for when the state might relax its border closure.

Dominic Perrottet, premier of the most populous state, New South Wales, said that a slight decrease in hospitalisations gave him some hope about the strain the outbreak is putting on the health system.

The previous record of 78 deaths was set on Tuesday and currently, there have been just under 3,000 coronavirus deaths in Australia since the pandemic began.

And currently, Prime Minister Scott Morrison nor opposition leader Anthony Albanese can campaign in the state for now. The election is due to be held on May 21 this year.

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