Victoria records four new virus cases

 

Victoria has recorded four new coronavirus cases on Friday and no further deaths.

The 14-day rolling average for metropolitan Melbourne is still well below the safe threshold of five, rising slightly from 2.4 to 2.6 overnight.

There are two cases from an unknown source, a fall of two from four on Thursday.

Regional Victoria's 14-day rolling average remains at zero with no mystery cases.

The state's death toll remains at 819.

Victoria has recorded almost 20,350 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 76 cases still active as of Thursday.

It comes after Victoria recorded no new cases on Monday - the first time in 139 days - and then again on Tuesday.

 

Jim Turner and Michelle Smith enjoy freedom with breakfast at a South Melbourne cafe after a long COVID lockdown. Picture: NCA NewsWire/ David Crosling
Jim Turner and Michelle Smith enjoy freedom with breakfast at a South Melbourne cafe after a long COVID lockdown. Picture: NCA NewsWire/ David Crosling

 

The city is slowly reopening after a gruelling 112-day lockdown, with some pubs and restaurant booked out for up to two weeks.

The easing of restrictions saw 16,200 retail stores able to reopen on Wednesday, along with 5800 cafes and restaurants, 1000 beauty salons and 800 pubs.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to provide more detail on Friday's infections at a media conference later in the day.

jack.paynter@news.com.au

Originally published as Victoria records 4 new virus cases


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