Victoria records 16 new cases as state awaits lockdown news

Victoria has recorded a small increase in new cases of COVID-19 as the state eagerly awaits news of a potential easing of some restrictions.

There has been 16 new infections recorded in the state in the last 24 hours.

Victoria also recorded two further deaths, taking the state’s toll to 784.


Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to outline some changes to the state’s road map with Victoria doing much better than anticipated.

The state’s rolling 14-day average number of cases has now fallen to 22.1 in metropolitan Melbourne and just 0.6 in regional Victoria.

The average number of cases with no known source over the last two weeks has also fallen to 31.

It’s unclear yet what restrictions might ease but there’s increasing pressure to scrap or wind back Melbourne’s 9pm curfew.