Coronavirus Victoria: Cases remain below 15, deaths spike

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Victoria’s daily coronavirus cases have remained under 15 with all eyes now on Premier Daniel Andrews as he and health authorities begin to finalise what restrictions will be eased on Sunday.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced 14 new cases and eight more deaths in the previous 24 hours.

The death toll continues to grow despite cases dropping significantly over several weeks.

Friday’s numbers follows just 12 cases and two deaths on Thursday.

Daily cases have now been 15 or below five times in the last six days.

Melburnians now await Dan Andrew's announcement on Sunday. Source: Getty
Melburnians now await Dan Andrew's announcement on Sunday. Source: Getty

The 14-day rolling average for metropolitan Melbourne has been driven down further, sitting at 25.1.

The state’s death toll now stands at 781, with Friday’s death toll the highest in eight days.

Mr Andrews once again reiterated on Thursday he plans to ease more than previously indicated on the roadmap for Step Two.

“We are looking at other things we might be able to do,” he told reporters on Thursday, however he refrained from giving specific details.

However he did stress the easing of restrictions would benefit both individuals on a personal level and businesses.

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