SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Australia's New South Wales
state, the epicenter of the country's worst coronavirus
outbreak, reported on Monday its lowest rise in COVID-19 cases
in more than a month as it begins to ease some tough
restrictions amid higher vaccinations.
A total of 787 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases were
reported, the majority in state capital Sydney, down from 961 a
day earlier, according to a statement from the state health
department. The state recorded 12 new deaths, taking the total
number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 309.
(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)