In 99 days Victoria reported its lowest rise in cases of coronavirus.
The Department of Health and Human Services reported on Monday that there have been 11 new cases identified in the past 24 hours.
Two more deaths have also brought the toll of the State to 763 and the national number to 851.
As nine cases were registered on June 14, the 11 new cases make Monday Victoria ‘s lowest case day.
It’s also the second day with fewer than 20 cases, with 14 cases and five deaths being reported on Sunday.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day average currently stands at 34.4 and there are 47 mystery cases.
On September 28, with the 14-day case average remaining between 30 and 50 ., Melbourne remains on track to have certain restrictions relaxed.
#COVID19VicData: Yesterday there were 11 new cases & the loss of 2 lives reported. Our thoughts are with all affected.
The 14 day rolling average & number of cases with unknown source are down from yesterday as we move toward COVID Normal. Info https://t.co/eTputEZdhs #COVID19Vic pic.twitter.com/ZGICZrtHCo
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 20, 2020
The next step will be to have outdoor meetings increase from a maximum of two households to up to five participants.
For social interaction, they will be able to meet for two hours within 5kms of their house.
Childcare will open, and a phased return will begin in classrooms.
For up to two persons, outdoor personal training will be allowed to resume and outdoor pool facilities will be able to reopen.