Victoria has reported 208 cases of overnight coronavirus and 17 deaths from the deadly virus.
The national death toll currently stands at 502 while state deaths exceed 415.
The news comes after the state had case numbers below 200 for two straight days-the first time since July 13.
The Minister of Health and Human Services, Victoria, revealed on Twitter the latest figures, offering condolences to those affected.
Melbourne residents also have about three weeks of stage four restrictions ahead of them, including an overnight curfew, until they’re updated on September 13.
Regional Victorians have stage 3 for the same time under slightly less onerous standard.
#Covid19VicData for August 23, 2020.
There have been 208 new cases of #coronavirus (#COVID19) detected in Victoria in the last 24 hours, and 17 deaths.
We send our condolences to all of those affected.
More information will be available later today. pic.twitter.com/CP0Kww6m3v
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) August 22, 2020
Daniel Andrews and chief health officer Brett Sutton said the latest numbers of infections in the state have been promising.
Sutton said it was aged care and disability outbreaks that remained a concern as restrictions were reducing general population transmission.
“They might end up with a baseline level of transmission that is harder to shift,” he said.