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Victoria records first coronavirus death in weeks after woman in her 70s who fell ill in July dies

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Victoria has ended its 30 day streak of ‘double donut’ days, days with zero new coronavirus cases and zero deaths, after a woman in her 70s died from complications related to the virus. 

However, there have been no new cases reported. 

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a tweet on Monday morning the woman who died was in her 70s and had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in late July. 

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While she had been cleared as an active case in late September, no recovery occurred from the time of infection, meaning the case met the national definition as a coronavirus-related death. 

There are still zero active cases in the state and 5,000 test results had been received int he past 24 hours.

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