Victoria records 8 new virus cases

Victoria has recorded 8 new coronavirus cases and 3 more deaths on Friday, the Department of Health confirmed.

The state‘s death toll is now 805.

The consistently low infection numbers mean Melbourne‘s all-important 14-day average now sits at 12.

It comes after the state recorded 7 virus cases on Friday and two deaths.

The city‘s curfew was scrapped on Monday, while about 127,000 Melburnians returned to work.

Residents are now permitted to meet outside in groups of up to five people from two households.

Primary school students will also be able to return to the classroom from October 12.

If cases remain low the Premier expected Melbourne to take the third step on the state‘s COVID-19 recovery road map on October 19, a week earlier than originally scheduled.

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