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Australia heads for lowest Covid-19 count in three months

Australia looked set to record its lowest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in three months today as a hard lockdown in the city of Melbourne brought the country's virus epicentre down sharply.

The second-most populous state Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported 14 new infections in the 24 hours to this morning, down from 21 new cases the day prior and its lowest since 19 June.

That put Victoria, which has spent months under lockdown to slow a second wave of infections, on track to meet a target of keeping average daily increases below 50 by 28 September when the authorities have said they may lift restrictions.

Australia's biggest state New South Wales, which has Sydney as the capital, reported two new cases, while

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