Covid: Victoria records 11 days with less than 20 new cases

Victoria has recorded eight new cases of coronavirus and three new deaths.

The health department confirmed the cases on Saturday with the state now 11 days with less than 20 new cases daily.

The 14-day average from September 19 until October 2 in Metro Melbourne is at 12 while regional Victoria is at 0.1.

The average needs to drop below five and there must be fewer than five mystery cases in a fortnight before authorities further ease Melbourne restrictions.

Two people walk in Melbourne wearing face masks.
Victoria has recorded either new Covid-19 cases. Source: AAP

Premier Daniel Andrews expects this to happen by October 19.

Meanwhile, an outbreak of Covid-19 linked to Australia's biggest shopping centre shows why it's unsafe to ease restrictions, Mr Andrews said on Friday.

A cluster of cases at a The Butcher Club inside Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne's southeast has grown to 11 and includes a family in Frankston.

The premier challenged Victorians in his Friday press conference to consider the potential impact of a cluster in a such a large, busy setting.

"If we were to open up now, just as our modelling tells will be many hundreds of cases," he said.

On Friday, Victoria recorded eight new cases of Covid-19.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks during a press conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews expects numbers to fall by October 19 leading to restrictions being eased. Source: Getty Images

Men fined for trying to find strip club

Victoria Police issued 82 fines in the past 24 hours for people breaching the state’s coronavirus rules.

Thirteen of them were fined for not wearing face masks in public.

Two men from regional Victoria were fined at a vehicle checkpoint in the Macedon Ranges, in Central Victoria, for entering a Stage 4 restricted area to “attend a strip club”.

They arrived in Melbourne and realised no strip clubs were open, police said.

A woman was also fined after she was found on a train between Sunshine and Southern Cross stations.

She was more than 5km from home and told police she had left her residence to purchase organic food.

with AAP

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