Victoria records two new COVID cases as Dan Andrews prepares to relax some restrictions

Two new cases of coronavirus and no further deaths have been reported by Victoria, the health department of the state says.

It is the fifth consecutive day that the state has registered increases in single-digit coronavirus cases, and no COVID-19 deaths have been registered on the fourth consecutive day.

The 14-day rolling case average for Melbourne is now 7.5, down from 8.1 yesterday.

Two cases with an unknown cause, or “mystery” cases, also fell overnight from Melbourne ‘s two-week count, taking it to 15.

In regional Victoria, no new mystery cases have been confirmed, and its rolling average stays at 0.5.

The figures come ahead of Premier Daniel Andrews announcing “significant” changes to the coronavirus restrictions of the state.

Changes to certain social restrictions are expected to be made, and health officials have said they are considering expanding the 5 kilometre radius rule of Melbourne.

For more than 100 days , people in Melbourne have been effectively in lockdown since stage three restrictions were reimposed on July 7.

Residents have been under stay-at – home orders much longer in 10 suburbs that were designated “hot spots” in late June.

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