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Victoria’s rolling 14-day average of daily coronavirus cases is now officially below five – ahead of an announcement on potentially easing restrictions.
The state on Sunday reported seven new cases and no new deaths.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day average is 4.6 while regional Victoria’s is 0.2.
There are nine mystery cases in the fortnight to October 22.
That’s a decrease of one since yesterday.
All eyes are on a testing blitz in Melbourne’s north after an outbreak in the Preston area.
Premier Daniel Andrews says any potential easing of coronavirus restrictions hinges on those results coming through.
“I know a lot of people had banked for tomorrow being a day to have absolute clarity about what the rest of October and November looks like,” he said on Saturday.
“If we can, then we will.
“But the appropriate thing to do is – if you’ve got thousands of tests in the lab being processed – is wait for results.”
He said the volume of cases reported wasn’t the sole deciding factor but rather the “story” behind them.
Being able to link infections to a source would indicate the spread of the virus within the community.
Whether any of the tests processed late on Saturday were mystery cases is not yet known, as the DHHS’ morning tally of cases without a source is only cases diagnosed in the fortnight leading up to October 22.
Andrews is expected to front the media later on Sunday morning.