The Australian share market has dropped, continuing its see-saw action for a 12th straight session, following slide on Wall Street as US deaths topped 1,100 for a third straight day.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed Friday down 70.5 points, or 1.16 per cent, at 6,024 points, while the All Ordinaries index finished down 65.9 points, or 1.06 per cent, at 6,148 points.

The Australian dollar was trading at 70.94 US cents, down from 71.52 US cents at Thursday’s close.