Sydney (Australia), Aug 1 (EFE) .- Australian authorities announced this Saturday four new deaths with COVID-19, so the number of deaths with this disease stands at 201 across the nation since the beginning of the pandemic.
The oceanic country, which successfully managed the first wave of infections, has faced an increase in cases since the beginning of July, concentrated mostly in the southern state of Victoria, which has imposed a second quarantine in the cities of Melbourne and Mitchell.
The head of the regional government of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, indicated at a press conference that in the last 24 hours the deaths of three people and 397 infections in his territory have been confirmed.
In all of Victoria, the mandatory use of masks has been imposed, however, part of the population breaks the norm and even some infected have violated the isolation imposed by the authorities.
“I think people deep down know and understand the rules. We all have to make better decisions,” said Andrews, who warned of the possibility of implementing tougher measures across the region, which on Thursday recorded 723 cases, including 13 deaths. .
Cases in Victoria account for about 60% of the 17,300 COVID-19 infections detected across the country since the start of the pandemic.
In the neighboring state of New South Wales, which keeps the internal border with Victoria closed, 17 new cases and a fatality were also confirmed this Saturday, the first in more than a month in that territory.
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