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Fewer Australians are wearing face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Just 78 per cent of Australians wore a face mask in the past week, ABS found, down from 98 per cent in February this year.

Meanwhile, of those tested for COVID-19, 96 percent used a rapid antigen test, up from 90 percent in March.

However, only one per cent of Australians reported that they did not expect to be able to pay one or more bills in the next three months, down from three per cent in June 2020.

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