Another grim day for Victoria, with another 17 coronavirus deaths recorded overnight.
Age and gender details are yet to be released, but it brings the state’s death toll to 351, and the country’s death toll to 438.
It comes after a record day of fatalities for the state yesterday, with 25 deaths reported.
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Also overnight, there have been another 222 people testing positive to coronavirus, the lowest daily infection number for over a month.
It means there have been 17,249 cases in total within the state, out of 23,781 within the country.
Victorian health authorities will provide further details later this morning.
#Covid19VicData for 18 August 2020.
There are 222 new cases of #coronavirus (#COVID19) detected in Victoria in the last 24 hours. We are sad to report that there were 17 deaths. More information will be available later today. pic.twitter.com/xeQx3hnVJX
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) August 17, 2020