Hopes raised in Vic as state records one new COVID case

Victoria has recorded just one new case of coronavirus and no further deaths as it continues to get the upper hand in the battle over COVID.

The rolling 14-day average in metropolitan Melbourne has now fallen to just 5.5.

The number of cases with an unknown source remains at 10.


In regional Victoria, the average number of cases over the last fortnight has dropped to 0.3.

The news is raising hopes that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will bring forward the easing of restrictions.

However, officials remain concerned about a growing cluster in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, which has forced more than 500 people into isolation.

There are now 16 cases linked to six households in the cluster including a primary school student.

The Department of Health and Human services is expecting more positive tests to emerge in coming days.