Coronavirus Victoria: Cases plummet to new lockdown low

·News Reporter
·1-min read

Daily coronavirus cases in Victoria have dropped to single digits for the first time since June 16.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced five new cases and three more deaths on Monday.

The promising infections total comes on the day Melburnians enter Stage Two on the roadmap out of restrictions, which sees the end of the city’s nightly curfew.

Monday’s confirmed cases is the lowest total in Victoria since June 12 when the state recorded four cases.

Victoria's daily cases have dropped to a new low following the peak of its second wave. Source: Getty
Victoria's daily cases have dropped to a new low following the peak of its second wave. Source: Getty

The 14-day rolling average now sits at 20.3. For the city to move to Step Three, that figure needs to drop below five.

The state’s death toll now stands at 787, while the national toll is 875.

On Sunday night after Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, alongside Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Health Minister Greg Hunt, once again called for the roadmap to be revised.

Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday said lifting the curfew did not mean people could hold private indoor or outdoor gatherings, with those caught doing so liable for a beefed-up $5000 fine.

"No one has the right to put everything that Victorians have done at risk by going and potentially spreading the virus, one family to another," Mr Andrews said.

Other rule changes include childcare reopening, allowances for outdoor gatherings of up to five from two households and the lifting of a shopping limit of one person per household a day.

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