Within 24 hours, Victoria recorded fewer than 300 cases of coronavirus, for the first time in more than fortnight.
On Thursday, the state’s health department announced an additional 278 people were diagnosed with COVID-19.
This is the lowest daily rise since on July 20 the State registered 267 incidents.
However, the death toll went up by another eight.
It comes a day after 410 new cases of coronavirus and 21 deaths have been reported by the State.
Health authorities said the results of Melbourne’s Stage 4 lockout by the end of this week will be reflected in the regular numbers.
Last Sunday, Metropolitan Melbourne entered Stage 4 restrictions while last Thursday, regional Victoria started Stage 3.
As originally forecast, economic modelling suggests restrictions will ease by mid-September before returning to Stage 2 by December.
However, Mr Daniel Andrews has said the modelling is not a guarantee.
“I would love to be able to confirm for you what we’re going to be facing in October. We can’t know that. We can only assume,” Andrews told reporters on Wednesday.
“I would just say that’s a theoretical issue.
“The practical delivery of this strategy really does depend upon literally millions and millions of decisions that are made by individuals and families each and every day.”