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Australia’s 100th death

Australia’s COVID-19 death toll reached 100 yesterday after a 93-year-old woman in western Sydney’s Newmarch House nursing home died.

It's a grim milestone which shows how the country has slowed the outbreak. The first confirmed case on January 25 was 115 days before the 100th death. The same gap was around 58 days in the United States, and 47 in the United Kingdom.

At its peak, the pandemic has killed thousands per day in both those countries.