Victoria has recorded 16 new coronavirus infections as Premier Daniel Andrews prepares to stipulate an easing of some restrictions throughout metropolitan Melbourne.
Two extra individuals have died from the virus – two males aged of their 70s linked to aged care – which takes the state’s loss of life toll for the reason that begin of the pandemic to 784.
The 14-day rolling common for Melbourne has dropped to 22.1 whereas in regional Victoria it’s simply 0.6.
There have been 31 circumstances with an unknown supply in Melbourne prior to now 14 days and 0 in regional Victoria.
The full variety of coronavirus circumstances recorded in Victoria all through the pandemic is now about 20,140, whereas energetic circumstances are 399.
The Premier mentioned it was the primary time energetic circumstances in Victoria had been beneath 400 since June 30.
Of the brand new circumstances, the Premier mentioned 10 have been linked to outbreaks in aged care.
There at the moment are 51 Victorians in hospital, with 9 in intensive care and 5 of these on a ventilator.
Mr Andrews has remained coy all week about what chief well being officer instructions the state authorities plans to ease however Victorian case numbers are effectively forward of the place they have been forecast to be underneath their highway map to restoration.
The Premier mentioned he can be making “substantial bulletins” concerning the easing of restrictions after simply 12 new circumstances have been additionally recorded on Saturday.
However he mentioned he wouldn’t be “throwing the doorways open” immediately.
“Folks may be optimistic and actually optimistic about the truth that the numbers are coming down,” Mr Andrews mentioned.
Initially revealed as Energetic Vic circumstances drop beneath 400