Victoria records lowest daily increase in COVID in three months

The number of new COVID cases in Victoria continues to plunge with just 14 recorded in the last 24 hours.

It’s the lowest daily increase in the state since June 20.

There was a further five deaths overnight, taking the state’s overall death toll to 762.


Victoria’s total number of cases now stands at 20,048.

There is growing hope that tough restrictions across Melbourne could be lifted sooner than anticipated.

The rolling 14-day average of new cases in metropolitan Melbourne is now at 36.2.

That’s down from 39.3 recorded on Saturday.

However there are still 52 cases with an unknown source.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said restrictions would gradually start to be eased from the end of the month the average number of cases over 14 days was between 30 and 50.