Victoria reaches benchmark for elimination with 28 days with no new coronavirus cases or deaths

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Victoria reached a significant milestone on Friday, as the state passed its 28th consecutive day with no new coronavirus cases reported.

This result, from 9,828 tests performed overnight, saw the state reach what is widely considered the benchmark for elimination from a community.

The last active case was discharged on Monday.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured above) urged people to remain cautious, but said the state should be fundamentally proud of the result.

“Today, we mark the 28th day of zero cases across our state,” he said.

“That is something that all Victorians should be fundamentally proud of.”

No new cases in South Australia

Meanwhile, South Australia recorded no new cases of coronavirus.

The active case total fell to 23 from the previous day’s total of 36, as a number of people were cleared of the virus.

Encouragingly, this comes after 12,322 tests were processed in the 24 hours prior.

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