COVID-19 latest: Victoria’s new case figure rises to three-day high
Victoria has recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
It’s the highest daily figure since Saturday, when 76 cases were also recorded.
Sadly, another 11 people have died with COVID-19.
Victoria’s death toll is now 694 since the pandemic began.
There are 196 Victorians in hospital with the coronavirus, 20 of those receiving intensive care.
In order for Melbourne to move to the second step of the lockdown easing road map on September 28, the average number of new daily cases recorded over the previous 14 days needs to be under 50.
It’s currently 74.5.
There were 16,686 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
#COVID19VicData for 9 September, 2020.
Yesterday there were 76 new cases reported and we are sad to report 11 lives lost. Our condolences to all those affected. More information will be available later today. pic.twitter.com/ikKiuRV4ZW
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 8, 2020