Coronavirus update Aug. 13: Victoria records 278 new cases and eight deaths | ABC News
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Victoria has recorded eight deaths and 278 new coronavirus cases, a day after the deadliest day of the pandemic with 21 casualties.
Meanwhile, a woman believed to be in her 80s dies in ICU in NSW.
In this update:
0:01 - Three more staff members at the Americold warehouse facility in Auckland, New Zealand have tested positive to coronavirus.
0:47 - Victoria has recorded the lowest increase in new daily cases in two weeks.
4:39 - There's been another coronavirus-related death in New South Wales.
6:19 - A group of Canberrans stranded in Victoria are finally on their way home after being caught by a sudden change to border controls between NSW and Victoria.
9:34 - Some pandemic health messages aimed at multicultural communities have been issued with 'nonsensical' language translation errors.
12:30 - The World Health Organization says it is already seeing an increase of coronavirus cases in Lebanon after the deadly explosion at Beirut's port led people to forgo protective measures.
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