VIC lockdown on track to be lifted as state records 11 new cases

If today’s COVID-19 cases in Victoria are anything to go by, it looks like the state could emerge from lockdown as planned this week.

According to the state’s health department, Victoria has recorded 11 new local cases in the past 24 hours.

However, in some extremely positive news, all 11 cases have been in quarantine for their entire infectious period.


They are also all linked to current outbreaks.

It’s sparked further hope the state could emerge from lockdown as planned at midnight July 27.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews indicated all the signs were looking positive for that to happen.

“On the data we have now, on the trend that we’ve seen unfold over recent days, the strategy is working and we are on track,” Premier Andrews said.

“Things are going well. We won’t go from five reasons to leave your home and a lockdown on Tuesday to do whatever you want, wherever you want.

“There will still be some restrictions in place, the exact nature of that, that’s got to be worked through.”

It comes after more than 25,404 people in Victoria came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.