Australia’s Victoria state reports slight decline in COVID-19 infections

The first day of a COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne
First day of COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne
FILE PHOTO: A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly empty city center street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to stop the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Melbourne, Australia. , July 16, 2021. Reuters/Sandra Sanders

September 11, 2021

Canberra (Reuters) – Australia’s second most populous state said on Sunday that daily COVID-19 infections fell slightly.

The state of Victoria said it recorded 392 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, slightly less than the 450 cases reported a day earlier.

The state of Victoria is struggling to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant, despite a strict lockdown of its largest city, Melbourne.

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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