• SYDNEY, AAP – Australia’s share market has made a second-half comeback from sizeable losses, but still closed lower and below the heights of 7000 points.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed down 20.4 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 6997.4.

    The All Ordinaries on Wednesday closed lower by 23.3 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 7258.8 points.

    Health shares performed best and closed more than one per cent higher.

    The losses followed global markets being rattled by rising COVID-19 infections in countries such as India.

    The Australian dollar was buying 77.14 US cents at 1622 AEST, lower from 78.08 US cents at Tuesday’s close.