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Victoria records just ONE new coronavirus case - lowest in 3 months

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 16/10/2020 Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia
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Australia's coronavirus capital Victoria has recorded just one new case of the disease, just 24 hours before state leaders decide whether to ease lockdown.

No deaths were recorded on Saturday and Melbourne's rolling 14-day average is now down to 8.1.

The state had just two new infections on Friday with Premier Daniel Andrews expected to announce a raft of eased restrictions on Sunday.  

'The fact that we as a community... city and country... have been as stubborn as this virus in our resolve to defeat it, we are well placed to take significant steps on Sunday,' he said on Friday.

'On Sunday, I very much look forward to giving people a sense of what the coming weeks will look like.'

More to follow. 

a man wearing a suit and sunglasses: Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus case with Premier Daniel Andrews expected to announce an easing of some restrictions on Sunday © Provided by Daily Mail Victoria has recorded just one new coronavirus case with Premier Daniel Andrews expected to announce an easing of some restrictions on Sunday

State leaders had initially hoped the rolling average for Melbourne would be 5 before easing restrictions.

Within Victoria, there are currently 17 infections with an unknown source. 

It's possible one of the restrictions eased would be increasing Melbourne's 5km limit up to 10km or 20km.

More to come. 

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