Victoria records 12 new cases, two more deaths

Victoria has recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, two more people have died with the virus.

The new cases bring Melbourne's rolling 14-day average to 26.7, down from 29.4.

The average is safely in the zone to ease some restrictions to be announced this Sunday.

Under the current government strategy, minor restrictions set to ease from Sunday night include the opening of outdoor pools, childcare and some school levels resuming, and allowing public gatherings of up to five people from two different households.

On Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed there would be further restrictions eased than those initially planned.

More significant lockdown measures, including the five-kilometre radius rule and the 9pm-to-5am curfew, will not be lifted until late October at the earliest under the current roadmap – and only if the number of "mystery" cases with an unknown source over the previous 14 days is fewer than five.

Currently, the number of mystery cases (measured between September 7 and September 20) is 37, down from 41 on Wednesday.

More to come.

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