Two weeks of zero new cases of Covid-19 in Victoria

An aerial view of Melbourne CBD and its surrounding areas. (Image: Flickr)

Victoria has recorded fourteen consecutive days of zero new Covid-19 cases or deaths, bringing down its 14-day rolling average of new cases to zero – a remarkable feat considering the state was peaking around 700 infections daily in late July- early August.

Victoria currently has three active cases amongst which one is a mystery case – or with an unknown source. The state is continuing widespread testing, and received 12,001 test results in the past 24 hours. Premier Daniel Andrews has appealed to Victorians to get themselves tested even if they show the slightest symptoms.

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The state’s numbers has also called for reopening of borders and other aspects of the economy – but Premier Andrews said the positive numbers did not pressure him to speed up the reopening of the economy.

“You can’t run, you can’t sprint to COVID normal,” he said.

The Premier is expected to make an announcement on further easing of restrictions on 22nd November. Meanwhile, NSW and Victoria are also expected to open their borders to each other on 23rd November.