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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 15 COVID-19 cases as US death toll surpasses 200,000; Australia secures COVAX agreement as nation’s death toll jumps to 859 – The Sydney Morning Herald

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 31 million, Johns Hopkins University data shows, while deaths from the virus have passed 966,000.

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Victoria’s coronavirus numbers are ahead of where the government’s plan expected the state to be, but authorities need to be hyper-aware of the risk of super spreaders, Premier Daniel Andrews has said.
The Deputy Chief Health Officer Professor Allen Cheng confirmed that around 20 per cent of Victoria’s COVID-19 cases were responsible for 80 per cent of the spread in what are called ‘super spreader’ events.
Mr Andrews said the passage of time was crucial to making calls about easing.
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