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And while I’m focussing on the region region, New Zealand has recorded just one new community case of Covid-19 in today. The person in their 50s is linked to the cluster around the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship group in Auckland.

In the Australian state of Victoria, which has had a sizeable outbreak of coronavirus over the past few months, today’s number of new cases is 43, with 9 deaths. That means 710 Victorians have now lost their lives to the virus.

Daniel Andrews, the Victorian state premier says:

The rolling average 28 August to 10 September Metro is 65. 3. Regional Victoria is 4.7. So, regional Victoria is poised to take at least a step and potentially two steps. We will have more to say about that next week as we get closer to that 14 day marker.

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,963.

Of the ten new cases:
•Six are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine
•Four are locally acquired and linked to a known case or cluster pic.twitter.com/0zuXUnxCyr

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