Source: Premier of Victoria.
Seven weeks ago, our average case numbers were peaking at more than 400 every single day. Today, Melbourne’s rolling case average is 22.1.
It’s a remarkable thing – and an achievement that belongs to every single Victorian.
Because with grit and with guts and with heart – we are beating this thing.
We are driving it down.
We are winning.
Thanks to those efforts, and on the advice of our public health team, I can confirm that from 11:59pm tonight, Melbourne will enter the Second Step towards reopening.
I can also confirm, again on the advice of our public health team, that we are further ahead than we’d hoped for.
The latest modelling shows that our strategy is working. Not only have we been able to drive down cases from the hundreds – we’re well on-track to hit single digits in the next few weeks.
That allows us to make some small, but significant changes.