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Victoria records 12 new cases, one death

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Victoria has recorded 12 new cases and one death ahead of tomorrow’s easing of stage four lockdown restrictions.

Victoria has recorded 12 new cases and one death ahead of tomorrow's easing of stage four lockdown restrictions.

The rolling 14-day average for Melbourne is now 23.6, down from 25.1 yesterday.

The regional average is now 0.8.

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Today's figures are down from yesterday when 14 new infections were recorded.

Victoria's active cases dipped below 500 yesterday, with a total of 482 cases state-wide.

"That is the first time we have been below 500 cases for a considerable period of time and that is very pleasing," Premier Daniel Andrews said.

Mr Andrews said restrictions could be eased in October more than originally planned considering Melbourne was ahead of its roadmap schedule.

It follows hopes that the city could have more restrictions eased than first expected come tomorrow's announcement.

"We are working through all the numbers that have come to us throughout the week," Mr Andrews said.

"We are very confident that we can take some safe steps, not big steps - I want to be very clear, the roadmap never envisaged really significant steps at the 28th - but we are on track, the strategy is working.

"I do hope to be able to talk a little bit more about how I think October will unfold and maybe give people some clarity around, because we are ahead of schedule, what might be possible.

"That means many things become possible and potentially earlier than we had thought."

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Source: 9News

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