COVID-19 latest: Victoria records highest new case figure in a week
Victoria has recorded 45 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
It’s the highest daily figure recorded in eight days.
32 of those fresh cases are linked to known outbreaks.
13 cases remain under investigation, with three of the new cases reclassified.
Victoria’s day-to-day decreases have plateaued since 41 cases were recorded on September 7.
There are 920 active cases in Victoria.
“They continue to fall and that is very pleasing news,” Daniel Andrews said.
The metro rolling 14 day average is 42.7 cases.
That figure is 2.3 cases in regional Victoria.
NEW CASES THIS WEEK:
September 12: 37
September 13: 41
September 14: 35
September 15: 41
September 16: 42
September 17: 28
Another five people have died with coronavirus.
The 14-day rolling average in Melbourne is currently at 42.7 and there were 73 cases with an unknown source from September 2 to 15.
In regional Victoria, the 14-day rolling average is 2.3.
#COVID19VicData: Yesterday there were 45 new cases reported and 5 lives lost. Our thoughts are with all affected. The 14 day rolling average & number of cases with unknown source is down from yesterday as we move toward COVID Normal.
Info: https://t.co/pcll7yB2RZ #COVID19Vic pic.twitter.com/6hd8jIeXvg
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 18, 2020