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Australia’s share market has reached its highest level since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March and finished higher for the seventh consecutive session.

After a good US lead, the S&P/ASX200 benchmark index finished up by 63.7 points, or 1.04 per cent, to 6195.7 on Tuesday.

Earlier, the index rose above 6200, a level it had not breached since March, and reached a session high of 6214.7.

The All Ordinaries index ended better by 57.1 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 6400.2.

The Aussie dollar was buying 71.88 US cents at 1622 AEDT, lower from 72.32 US cents at the close of trade on Monday.