NSW reports ‘dramatic drop’ in new Covid cases as Melbourne edges closer to world’s longest lockdown
Dr Kerry Chant warns next week is ‘critical’ for state as Victoria and ACT see slight declines in numbers
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Victoria’s Covid infections have dropped slightly with Melbourne’s 246-day lockdown to become the world’s longest on Tuesday.
And while New South Wales recorded a substantial drop in local Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the state continued to see a rise in Covid-related hospitalisations and deaths.