SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria on Friday reported eight deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and 14 new infections as the state looks set to ease some tough restrictions during the weekend.
Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, a day earlier reported two deaths from the virus and 12 new cases.
The two-week average of new infections in the city of Melbourne dropped below 26, well below the 30-50 level which the state has set as a precondition to ease curbs.
Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Sandra Maler
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