Just one new case, no deaths and nine active cases in aged care as Victoria continues streak of low daily cases

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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.”

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Lauren is the Editor at DCM Group and has guided its range of media including The Weekly SOURCE, The Daily RESOURCE and The Donaldson Sisters since 2016. With 13 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and commentator, Lauren is the only journalist to have attended every session of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, producing 300 issues of the subscriber-only The Daily COMMISSION which offers exclusive insights and analysis of the issues surrounding the Royal Commission and the aged care sector.