Victoria has recorded 13 new coronavirus cases overnight with another four people losing their lives.
Two of the state’s new cases were linked to Estia Keilor aged care and Edenvale Manor aged care, while the other two were connected to the Butcher Club at Chadstone.
The remaining nine infections remain under investigation.
Of today’s 13 new cases, there are three cases in Melton, two cases in Monash, Moonee Valley and Stonnington and single cases in Boroondara, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Whitehorse.
The four fatalities included one woman in her 70s, one woman in her 80s, one woman in her 90s and one man in his 90s. One death occurred prior to yesterday.
The state’s death toll has risen to 798 lives lost.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s rolling 14-day average has dropped to 16.4 and regional Victoria’s to 0.3. There are 44 Victorians in hospital, including six patients in intensive care.
Regional Victoria recorded no new cases today.
Premier Daniel Andrews today said the strategy was “absolutely working”. It’s important to focus on that 14-day trend, he said.
“Whilst 16.4 cases – the trend is with us, it is not still low enough to take those big steps. We are on track and all things being equal, we will be able to take a significant step in just three weeks’ time.”
Workers in high-risk industries will be asked to participate in a new Surveillance Testing Program in a bid to stamp out any new coronavirus outbreaks, Mr Andrews announced.
The new program aims to test 25 per cent of staff in a high-risk workplace each week, beginning with the food production sector.
All medium and large employers in the meat poultry, seafood processing and supermarket and refrigerated distribution sectors will be asked to ensure a quarter of their staff are tested every week.