Victoria reported its lowest day of coronavirus cases with the figure falling below 30 in nearly three months.
The Department of Health and Human Services reported on Thursday in the past 24 hours there have been 28 new cases.
Eight more deaths have also occurred, raising the death toll of the State to 745 and the national number to 832.
On Wednesday, Victoria reported 42 new cases, taking the 14-day average for Melbourne down to 49.6.
At 44.4 now it is even smaller and there are 83 cases of mystery.
Daniel Andrews posted a picture on his Facebook page, saying that the average is “fallen almost 10-fold since early August”.
On 7 August, the average case for 14 days was 459.8.
#COVID19VicData: Yesterday there were 28 new cases reported and 8 lives lost. Our thoughts are with all affected. The 14 day rolling average is down from yesterday as we move toward COVID Normal.
Info: https://t.co/pcll7yB2RZ #COVID19Vic pic.twitter.com/rB84oMGltl
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 16, 2020
“These numbers are worth mentioning – and celebrating,” Andrews said.
“That means we’re well on track to take the next step – but the more we can drive the numbers down before then, the better position we’ll be in on the other side.“