There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday, all in Victoria. Five of these deaths occurred prior to yesterday. These include two men in their 60s, two men in their 80s, one woman in her 90s, and three men in their 90s. Six of today’s eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities.
The average daily case number for regional Victoria has dropped below five. This is one of the criteria to be met before the state can progress to the third step of eased restrictions on the DHHS roadmap. However, there are further criteria which the regions are yet to meet and progressing to the third step is subject to public health advice.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says no new coronavirus cases have been recorded in regional Victoria overnight, but urged people to continue getting tested if they had symptoms. More than 27.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 892,443 deaths have been reported across approximately 219 countries and regions. There have been 26,374 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia and 770 deaths.