Australia's Victoria posts lowest rise in daily Covid-19 cases in a week

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its lowest rise in new Covid-19 cases in more than a week on Thursday (June 3), a day after authorities extended a snap lockdown in the state capital Melbourne for a second week.

The extended lockdown will run until June 10 as health officials scramble to contain the latest outbreak from a virus variant first detected in India, which they say is highly contagious.

Victoria reported three new locally acquired cases on Thursday, down from six a day earlier, bringing the total number of infections in the latest outbreak to 63.

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