Victorians congratulated as stunning coronavirus streak continues

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Victoria has shown yet another promising sign of recovery, recording no new coronavirus cases or deaths for the eighth day in a row.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced there had been no cases or deaths for the previous 24 hours on Saturday.

“Once again, yesterday there were 0 new cases and 0 lives lost,” the department shared in a tweet.

The incredible result has pushed the 14-day average down further to 0.9 from 1.3 on Saturday.

In another tweet the department said: “Another day of 00 ... Well done, Victoria”, with some clapping and donut emojis.

Melbourne mall shown with crowds of people wearing face masks.
Victoria's rolling average has edged closer yet again towards zero. Source: AAP

There are still however two active cases with unknown sources.

As the roadmap stands to date, metropolitan Melbourne is set to ease further restrictions from Sunday night at 11.59pm.

This includes the end to the 25km travel limit alongside the removal of the “ring of steel” around Melbourne meaning people can travel to and from regional Victoria.

Hospitality venues will be able to increase patron limits to 40 indoors and 70 outdoors depending on venue size.

Twenty people will be allowed into gyms depending on density limits.

Funeral and religious gathering attendances can rise to 50 for outdoors.

Indoor pools will reopen to the public with a maximum of 20 people per venue.

Accomodation will be permitted with restrictions of group bookings.

Cases increase in NSW

There were four new cases of locally transmitted coronavirus infections in NSW in the 24 hours before 8pm Thursday night.

Five cases were also reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,265.

Of the nine new cases, one was locally acquired, with the source under investigation, and three were close contacts of that case.

The five others were from overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

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