Victoria records lowest daily COVID cases in almost three months

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A day of relief for Victorians as the state recorded its lowest increase in coronavirus cases in more than two and a half months.

The state’s health department on Sunday reported 37 new infections. It would be the lowest rise since June 25 when there were 28 new cases.

There were also six new fatalities recorded in the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm Friday, bringing the state’s death toll to 716 and the national toll past 800.

Minor changes to Stage 4 restrictions will implemented from midnight on Sunday, allowing an extra hour before curfew comes into effect, an additional hour of allowed daily exercise and a “singles bubble”.

Further restrictions will ease in metropolitan Melbourne on September 28 provided the daily case average over 14 days is under 50.

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