Victoria’s daily increase in new cases remained below five for the fifth day in a row, with just one new confirmed on Monday.
The state’s number of active cases was 122, down 43% from last week’s number of 216.
Of these, 9 (7%) have been linked to aged care.
Data from the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre shows these nine active cases consist of two residents, five staff members and two people regarded as close contacts.
The 14-day rolling average of cases dropped to 6.4 in metropolitan Melbourne, down from 7.2 the day before, and remained steady at 0.5 in regional Victoria.
With no new deaths the state’s total stayed at 817.
And there were 11 Victorians in hospital, with none in intensive care.
“Well-placed” to wind back restrictions further this weekend – Premier Andrews
In his daily press briefing, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews all but confirmed a further easing of restrictions should the current case decline continue.
“I would just say when you look at these numbers, this could potentially be a day of zero and it’s been a long time since we had a day of zero and it’s a testament to the hard work of every single Victorian in the city, in the suburbs, in regional communities, large and small,” Mr Andrews said.
“We are well placed this weekend to be able to make very significant announcements about a further step to opening.”