Victoria has recorded 35 new coronavirus cases and seven further deaths overnight, taking the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 730.
It’s the second time the state has recorded a daily tally under 40 in three consecutive days — 37 new cases were recorded on Saturday and 41 were recorded yesterday.
The 14-day daily case averages reported yesterday were 56.9 in metropolitan Melbourne and 4.1 in regional Victoria.
More details about the new cases, and the latest official 14-day averages, are expected to be released later today.
Some coronavirus rules across Victoria have been relaxed this morning under the first step of the “roadmap” out of restrictions.
Playgrounds across the state are allowed to reopen, and Victorians living alone are allowed to form a “single social bubble” with one other person.
In metropolitan Melbourne people are also now allowed to spend up to two hours per day outdoors for exercising or recreation.
Regional Victorians can now have public gatherings of up to five people from up to two households.
More to come.