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Virus takes heavy toll on Vic aged care

It's likely to be weeks before COVID-19 starts to loosen its deadly grip on Victoria's aged care homes, after another 19 deaths across the state and 331 more cases.

Virus deaths rise, but below global trend

Australia's health chief has highlighted the nation's comparatively low mortality rate as the country reels from the second day of record coronavirus deaths.

Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million

Global coronavirus cases have pushed past 20 million, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections.

Study to examine long-term virus recovery

New research led by an ICU specialist working at the epicentre of the Victorian outbreak will examine how Australia's most seriously-ill COVID-19 cases recover from the virus long-term.

Virus response probed at Sydney aged home

Confusion around care during a deadly coronavirus outbreak at Sydney aged home Newmarch House will be examined during royal commission hearings into the sector's pandemic response.

Qld faces anxious wait on teens results

Queensland health authorities are waiting on coronavirus test results from two teens arrested after allegedly lying about being in COVID-19 hotspot Sydney.