Australia's Victoria state reports 12 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

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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