Sydney suffers worst pandemic day as lockdown nears six weeks

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SYDNEY (Reuters) -Sydney reported its worst day of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday with five deaths and a record rise in locally acquired infections as a weeks-long hard lockdown is struggling to contain the highly contagious Delta strain of the coronavirus. Four of the five people that died were unvaccinated while one had at least one dose, New South Wales state health authorities said, as they implored residents to get inoculated as early as possible. “Please now is the time to strongly consider getting vaccinated … and for the elderly who have not been vaccinated, again, I put out a ple…

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