SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria state on Thursday (Sept 24) reported two deaths from the coronavirus and 12 new cases, compared with five deaths and 15 cases a day earlier.
Victoria, which is on an extended hard lockdown until Sunday, may consider easing some tough restrictions sooner than previously flagged after new infections continued a steady downward trend in recent days.
The two-week average of new infections in the city of Melbourne dropped below 27 on Thursday.
If average cases remain below 50 by Sunday, some restrictions may be relaxed.
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