MELBOURNE, Australia

The coronavirus death toll in Australia rose to 46 after more fatalities were reported Tuesday.

Health authorities said five COVID-19 patients died in four states — South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country is now up to 5,895, while 2,135 people have recovered so far.

Australia has taken several measures to stem the spread of the virus, including a ban on gatherings with more than two people in open or closed public areas.

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 10 people, and no more than five

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