Promising COVID Data As Victoria Cases Continue To Drop

Victoria has confirmed 182 more cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths overnight due to the deadly virus.

The State also recorded its lowest number of cases of daily coronavirus in over a month on Friday.

On Friday the Health and Human Services Department reported 179 new cases and 9 deaths.

The statistics marked the state’s lowest case-day since July 13.

The that number of cases shows a glimmer of hope in what was a challenging week for the department.

Victoria reported 25 deaths from the virus on Monday, making it the deadliest day ever for the state.

Tough controls on the lockdown including a curfew remain in effect in Melbourne until at least September 13.

Daniel Andrews and Health Chief Officer Brett Sutton said recent reports of infections were promising.

Although lockdowns decreased the transmission of the general population, incidents of aged care and illness remained a threat, Prof. Sutton said.

“They might end up with a baseline level of transmission that is harder to shift,” he said.

126 aged care centres have more than 1700 active cases.

According to state statistics, the 10 most contaminated facilities have between 107 and 209 cases each.

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