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Victoria Records Lowest Coronavirus Numbers In Seven Weeks With 116 New Cases

Victoria Records Lowest Coronavirus Numbers In Seven Weeks With 116 New Cases

Victoria has recorded 116 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily jump in seven weeks.

State health officials revealed there has been an additional 15 people die over the past 24 hours, which takes the total coronavirus death toll in Victoria to 430.

There were 74 new cases recorded on July 5, the last time since figures were that low.

The Department of Health and Human Services said there were 208 new cases of Covid-19 recorded on Sunday and a further 182 on Saturday.

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While it's too early to tell if Victoria has started to trend downwards in new infections, authorities are remaining quietly optimistic after previously hitting daily spikes of more than 700.

Alison McMillan, the Federal Government's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, told ABC Radio Melbourne: "Here we're seeing the significant effort that Victorians have done to flatten this curve and see these numbers go down.

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"Sadly we do see that the numbers of deaths tend to lag behind the numbers of confirmed cases by two to three weeks.

"All the signs are encouraging but it is incumbent on me to remind everyone the things you've been doing are the things you need to continue to do to see these numbers stay at this level and get lower.

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"There is a desire to see the numbers still significantly lower still than 100. You would want to see that sustained over a period of time."

Melbourne has been in Stage 4 lockdown for weeks and it's hoped the big restrictions have played a part in reducing the number of people contracting the virus.

There are another few more weeks where that lockdown will apply and hopefully the state will come out the other side and recover both socially and financially.

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