Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday May 6
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Australia has seen another day with a total of more than 20 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 17 reported in Victoria and 9 in New South Wales. In five of those in NSW, the source is unknown.
It comes as the death toll in the US passes 70,000 and the UK now has the worst death toll in Europe.
In this update:
00:35 - Victoria has recorded another 17 new coronavirus cases overnight.
0:47 - Nearly 729,000 organisations have signed up for the Job Keeper wage subsidy program.
1:22 - The NSW Opposition says the state's premier and health minister must be involved in the Ruby Princess COVID-19 inquiry.
1:41 - The UK has now exlipsed Italy to become the worst-hit country in Europe.
2:00 - The Victorian Government will implement a program to assist casual workers usually employed by the state.
6:01 - New South Wales has had nine new coronavirus infections overnight, and with five of those cases the source is unknown.
9:10 - The infection rate in Italy continues to fall with the lowest number of new cases for two months recorded overnight.
9:37 - US President Donald Trump has dismissed a new report that says America could have up to 3,000 coronavirus deaths a day by June.
9:58 - A top US general says it's still unknown whether COVID-19 emerged from a live animal market in China or a laboratory, or somewhere else.
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