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Australia Covid update: Omicron variant spreading rapidly as NSW and Victoria cases grow

Super-spreader events in NSW and reinfections in Victoria have health authorities worried

As domestic border rules eased on Monday, Covid-19 infections continued to grow, with Victoria reporting 1,290 new cases and two deaths, while New South Wales recorded 536 new cases, amid increasing numbers of the Omicron variant.

Health authorities in NSW are battling to contain several large transmission events, including cases of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant – with 64 cases of the new strain now recorded in the state.

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