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Coronavirus Victoria: 16 new infections, two more deaths


Victoria has recorded 16 new coronavirus infections as Premier Daniel Andrews prepares to outline an easing of some restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne.

Two more people have died from the virus, which takes the state’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 784.

The 14-day rolling average for Melbourne has dropped to 22.1 while in regional Victoria it is just 0.6.

There have been 31 cases with an unknown source in Melbourne in the past 14 days and zero in regional Victoria.

The total number of coronavirus cases recorded in Victoria throughout the pandemic is now about 20,140, while active cases are about 400.

More details on Sunday’s new infections are expected later in the day at the Premier’s daily media briefing where he is also expected to outline what restrictions will be eased.

media_cameraA number of lockdown restrictions are expected to be eased in Melbourne on Sunday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw

Mr Andrews has remained coy all week about what chief health officer directions the state government plans to ease but Victorian case numbers are well ahead of where they were forecast to be under their road map to recovery.

The Premier said he would be making “substantial announcements” about the easing of restrictions after just 12 new cases were also recorded on Saturday.

Originally published as Victoria records 16 new COVID cases



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