Australia

Victoria records no virus cases

Victoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases for the first time since June 9 as pleas for Daniel Andrews to open up the state intensify.

Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average fell from 4.6 to 3.6 overnight. There are seven cases from an unknown source.

While some restrictions were eased in regional Victoria, there was no joy for Melburnians on Sunday with the Premier citing the “cautious pause” was due to an outbreak where many cases were still being investigated.

“I know it’s very frustrating,” he said.

“We’ll keep people updated today, and tomorrow.”

But on Sunday night in a statement the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed no new additional cases were linked to the northern metropolitan outbreak after more than 1,135 tests results were returned.

It has prompted new hope restrictions across Melbourne could be eased early this week.

DHHS testing commander Jeroen Weinmar then said on Monday morning health authorities had “a very good feeling” about controlling the cluster in Melbourne’s northern suburbs – where there were 39 active cases across 11 households.

“I‘m pleased to say we tested over 15,000 people in the northern suburbs over the last five or six days, 2,000 of those are yesterday, we are still going through the results this morning but right now we have no new cases,” he said.

“That’s a strong position to be in as we make sure to continue to control the cluster.”

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