Australia's Victoria state says daily coronavirus infections fall to eight-day low

SYDNEI (Reuters) – Australia's Victoria State said on Thursday it had just six fresh reports of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

In its third month of extreme lockout, its capital Melbourne is an epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in the world. Victoria Prime Minister Daniel Andrews is expected to amend Sunday proposals to eliminate restrictions.

Australia record nearly 27,500 infections, 75% of them in Victoria, and 904 deaths from the virus.

In Victoria, home to around one quarter of a country's 25 million population, almost 90 percent of all COVID-19 deaths have been registered.

On Thursday 11 new cases were registered in New South Wales, Australia's most populated province.

(Colin Packham's report; Edwina Gibbs' report)