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Australia’s New South Wales reports biggest daily COVID-19 caseload

A COVID-19 lockdown remains in place as outbreak of cases affects Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, reported its biggest daily rise in COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began as residents of state capital Sydney face another month under tough curbs to stamp out an outbreak of the Delta variant.

A total of 239 locally acquired cases were detected, up from 177 a day earlier.

Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to douse its latest outbreak, that has now topped 2,800 cases.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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