AUTHORITIES have held off confirming whether Victoria will leave a snap lockdown as planned on Tuesday night, but say the state is "on the right track".
Victoria reported 11 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to midnight, all of which were in quarantine during their infectious period.
The state's fifth lockdown is scheduled to end at 11.59pm on Tuesday, but authorities are yet to confirm if this will go ahead.
Health Minister Martin Foley said nothing had been finalised about possible restriction easing on Tuesday, as the government wanted to make the decision based on the most accurate, up-to-date data and public health advice.
Mr Foley said all 22 locally acquired COVID-19 cases over the weekend were quarantining during their infectious period, but the number was still "a significant figure" given Victoria's journey over the past 18 months.
"It's not a risk that we take lightly, but equally we do take comfort from the fact that they've all been in quarantine for the entirety of their infectious period," Mr Foley said.
"What it points to is that we are on the right track ... and we will make a decision based on the decision of the public health team, on the most up to date advice."
EARLIER: Victoria has recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases as the end of the strict lockdown tomorrow night becomes increasingly likely.
Of the 11 new cases recorded, all were isolating throughout the entire infectious period.
There were 13,953 vaccines administered on Sunday and 25,404 tests returned.
The current lockdown is scheduled to end at 11.59pm on Tuesday night.
COVID-19 restrictions are certain to remain after midnight, but it expected the lockdown will be eased in some ways.
Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday said he was confident the lockdown wouldn't be extended again, citing the downward trend in the number of people in the community while infectious.
"These numbers are the trend that we wanted to see, these numbers are more than promising, but we just have to wait and see what comes through tomorrow and Tuesday to be certain that we can ease restrictions," Mr Andrews told reporters.
"I will foreshadow, there will still be rules after midnight Tuesday, it'll be important that we all follow them."
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Victorian cabinet ministers and the public health team will meet on Monday to discuss the new set of restrictions, but Mr Andrews flagged masks will remain compulsory for some time.
"Masks are going to be a feature from now until we get the maximum number of people through the vaccination program," he said.
There are more than 22,000 people self-isolating across the state after being deemed close contacts of positive cases, while there are more than 380 exposure sites.
Mr Andrews expressed his dismay at "selfish" anti-lockdown protesters who gathered in Melbourne on Saturday but said he was reasonably confident it would not become a super-spreader event.
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