Coronavirus Victoria: Cases plummet below 30, eight more deaths

Victoria’s daily coronavirus infections have dropped to a new low since the peak of the state’s second wave.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced 28 new cases and eight more deaths on Thursday.

It follows 42 cases and eight deaths the previous day.

Thursday’s total is the first time it has dropped below 30 since June 24 when 20 daily cases were recorded.

The state’s death toll now stands at 745.

Victoria recorded 28 new cases on Thursday, the lowest total in nearly three months. Source: Getty
Victoria recorded 28 new cases on Thursday, the lowest total in nearly three months. Source: Getty

On Wednesday, Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average dropped below 50 for the first time during Stage 4 restrictions, and if it remains below that mark, the city will look to take its next step on the roadmap out of lockdown on September 28.

The rolling average for Melbourne now sits at 44.4, while it is 2.9 for regional Victoria.

Regional Victoria has now taken its next step, with residents now permitted to leave their homes freely, while retail and hospitality can resume with some restrictions.

For the next step, regional Victoria needs 14 days of zero cases.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

More to come.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.