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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 25 deaths and 282 new Covid cases in deadliest day yet

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/aug/17/coronavirus-australia-latest-updates-nsw-community-transmission-curve-victoria-daniel-andrews-aged-care-live-news

Australia’s death toll from the pandemic passes 400; Victoria’s hotel quarantine program to go under the microscope; Sydney Girls high school closes for cleaning after a student diagnosed with coronavirus. Follow live

Some more grim statistics from AAP.

This pandemic is just heartbreaking on so many levels.

Melburnians have been in strict lockdown for several weeks, with restrictions also placed on regional Victorian residents.

There has been a 33 per cent rise in Victorian children and young people presenting to hospital with self-harm injuries over the past six weeks compared to the previous year.

Tony Abbott was prime minister for less than two years.

Come the start of the parliamentary sitting, Scott Morrison will have sat in the PM’s office for longer than him.

This week will mark Scott Morrison’s 2nd anniversary as PM. He will also surpass Abbott in terms of the length of his term and be the 20th longest serving Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/vLR5iXCx4w

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