The number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria is continuing to decline significantly with just one new case registered for the past day.
It follows a welcome trend after they dipped yesterday to their previous lowest point in more than four months, with just two cases confirmed in the 24 hours up to midnight on Thursday.
On Saturday there were also no new deaths recorded for the third day in a row.
There remain seven active cases in regional Victoria. Yesterday those figures showed four in Mitchell Shire and three in Shepparton.
The last time figures were so low was on June 9, when there were no new cases were confirmed.
There have now been several days of single-digit numbers, with seven new cases on Wednesday and six on Thursday.
The Melbourne rolling 14-day average has fallen to 8.1, with regional Victoria also declining to 0.5.
However, there are still 17 metro cases in the past fortnight that have had an unknown source.
The regions have not had a mystery case since September 1.
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Mr Andrews is set to announce a raft of changes for both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria on Sunday.
On Friday he suggested there would be "significant" steps taken.
WHERE TO TAKE A COVID-19 TEST IN BALLARAT
Everyone who feels even the slightest cold or flu-like symptom must assume they have the virus until a test result proves otherwise. Anybody with symptoms or awaiting a result should self-isolate at home.
- If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, make an appointment either online or by phone (4311 1571) to take a test at Lucas Community Hub. Tests are by appointment only.
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- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au
- Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467
- Mensline: 1300 789 978 or mensline.org.au
- Survivors of Suicide: 0449 913 535
- Relationships Australia: 1800 050 321
- headspace Ballarat (for 12-25s and parent support): 5304 4777
- Soldier On: 1300 620 380
- Ballarat Community Health: 5338 4500
- QLife: 1800 184 527 (Support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people)
- Family violence: 1800 RESPECTVeterans support: If you or someone you know needs support call Open Arms on 1800 011 046 - 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit www.openarms.gov.au
- For Aboriginal crisis support: Yarning SafeNStrong, 1800 959 563 (noon to 10pm)
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