Victoria records 28 new coronavirus cases as Melbourne’s 14-day average drops.
Victoria is a state in southeast Australia with the smallest land mass of 227,444 km²
It has recorded its lowest increase in coronavirus cases in about three months, as the state’s 14-day averages continue to fall.
The state reported 28 new infections overnight and eight further deaths with COVID-19.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day daily case average has dropped from 49.6 yesterday to 44.4 today.
It must remain below 50 until the 28th of September as one of the conditions for Melbourne to take the first step towards re-opening.
But there are still 83 active cases with an unknown source.
Regional Victoria,which has entered step three of its recovery roadmap today.
Now has a rolling 14-day average of 2.9.
Regional Victorian pubs, hotels and beauty salons will reopen after a significant relaxation of coronavirus restrictions.
A $5,000 fine is being brought in to stop people fleeing Melbourne, where tough restrictions still apply.