Victoria has seen a significant decrease in COVID deaths overnight, with hundreds of fewer cases than the previous day.
The Department of Health and Human Services upheld 303 new cases and four deaths on Saturday.
This is a huge decline from a previous day, where 14 deaths were reported.
Victoria has reported 372, 278, 410 and 331 cases over the last four days respectively.
#Covid19VicData for 15 August 2020.
303 new cases of #coronavirus (#COVID19) detected in Victoria in the last 24 hours. Sadly, there have been 4 deaths.
More detail will be provided this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/78ao8VsDy5
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) August 14, 2020
“The seven-day trend indicates the peak was probably four or five days ago and we will continue to see lower numbers overall from here on in,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said on Friday.
“We could not conceive of opening up with 200 cases a day. We couldn’t do it with 100 cases a day.
To date, the virus has left 293 Victorians dead.
A man in his 20s became the youngest fatality in Australia’s COVID-19 on Friday.
More testing resources are aimed at regional cities as there appears a worrying trend of new cases outside Melbourne.
Residents of Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo are advised to get screened even if they have the slightest symptoms.
Melburnians remain subject to strict nighttime curfews, time limits for outdoor activity, distance permitted from home, compulsory wearing of facial masks and shutdowns of non-essential industries.