Victoria recorded one new case and zero deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The dip marks the state’s lowest daily tally since 8 June and has helped Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average drop to 8.1 while regional Victoria’s is now 0.7.

The state has 148 active cases of COVID-19 with the case noted on Saturday linked to an already known outbreak, with 11 healthcare workers and 13 active cases in aged care.

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There is optimism growing following this good news.

Premier Daniel Andrews has defended the state’s lockdown after Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt called for restrictions to be eased back so that they are in line with those of NSW, tweeting that the state had met “epidemiological” conditions.

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