Lowest Victorian coronavirus numbers in nearly two months.
Victoria has recorded 35 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths, as Melbourne takes its first tentative steps out of lockdown.
The figures, confirmed by the Department of Health and Human Services, bring the state's death toll from the virus to 730 and the national count to 817.
#COVID19VicData for 14 September, 2020.— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 13, 2020
Yesterday there were 35 new cases reported and 7 lives lost. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.
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It's the lowest number of new cases since June 26, when the state recorded 30 infections.
The 14-day case average for Melbourne sits at 56.9, inching closer to the sub-50 target.
Melbourne will move to the "second step", including increased limits for public gatherings and a staged return to school for some students, from September 28 if the average falls to 30-50.
Victoria recorded 41 new coronavirus cases yesterday - the fourth day running of a daily tally below 50.
74 Victorians arrested during anti-lockdown rally attended by hundreds.
Victoria Police arrested 74 people on Sunday, handing out 176 fines during an anti-lockdown rally at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market.
At least 250 protesters attended the rally yesterday which lead to violent clashes between protesters and riot police.
The 'Freedom Walk' was protesting against the stage four lockdowns, which were slightly eased on Sunday - with the state of emergency extended for another four weeks.