Victoria records lowest COVID increase Since July

For the first time since 5 July Victoria has reported less than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

On Saturday the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state had reported 94 new cases of the virus and 18 more deaths.

The recent deaths, 16 of which have been related to aged care, have taken the state toll to 513, and the national toll to 600.

On Friday, Victorian Health Chief Officer Brett Sutton said he was confident that the regular number of cases could fall below 100 over the weekend.

For Thursday and Friday, the State reported 113 new incidents, indicating that since Monday there had been no days above 150.

The numbers sparked hope that stringent stage four regulations in Melbourne
will be lightened, including a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am.


But Premier Daniel Andrews remains adamant that it
is too early to change the rules significantly.

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