The Australian state of Victoria, the COVID-19 hotpot and under lockdown once again, reported 177 new infections on Monday while New South Wales (NSW) recorded 14 news cases.
The major outbreak is seen the Melbourne city.
Of the 177 new cases, 25 of these in known outbreaks, 151 are under investigation. 1 hotel quarantine, 72 in hospital and 17 are in intensive care.
For Victoria, 22,943 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. The national death toll has surpassed 100 mark, with 108 deaths reported.
Earlier in the session, Reuters reported that Victoria saw 273 new cases of the coronavirus and another COVID-19 death on Sunday.
Separately, the Australian media reported that twelve ADF personnel have been placed in self-isolation at the Royal Australian Air Force's Wagga Wagga base after attending the Crossroads Hotel at Casula, Southwest Sydney.
AUD/USD is advancing 0.22% to test the daily highs of 0.6966 amid the risk-on market environment-induced broad US dollar weakness and gains in the S&P 500 futures.
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