Australia's Victoria reports biggest rise in COVID-19 cases in a week

FILE PHOTO: An empty Queen Victoria Market is seen on the first day of a seven-day lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state on Monday reported its biggest rise in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in a week as authorities rushed to track the source of the highly infectious Delta variant found among infections in the latest outbreak.

Victoria, the country’s second-most populous state, reported 11 new locally acquired cases on Monday, versus two a day earlier. Monday’s data includes two cases announced on Sunday which were recorded after the midnight cut-off deadline.

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