Victoria records 24th day with no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Victoria records 24th day with no new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Victoria has recorded its 24th consecutive day of zero coronavirus cases as a raft of restrictions were relaxed overnight.

The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed zero new infections and no deaths on Monday morning.

There is now only one active case in Victoria, who remains in hospital in Melbourne but is not in intensive care.

The last positive cases of coronavirus in Victoria were on October 30 when four infections were recorded.

Victoria has not recorded more than 24 consecutive days of zero new COVID-19 cases since before the first case was diagnosed on January 25.

Victoria has recorded 20,345 coronavirus cases and 819 deaths since the start of the pandemic, with 19,524 people having recovered as of Monday.

A total of 7261 COVID-19 tests results were received in the past 24 hours, down from the 10,530 on Sunday.

It comes as a raft of restrictions were relaxed in Victoria overnight as the state moves towards COVID normal.

Camera IconMasks are no longer mandatory outdoors in Victoria. Credit: News Corp Australia, NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty

The number of visitors allowed in homes each day has increased from two to 15, while outdoor gatherings have increased to a maximum of 50.

Masks are no longer mandatory outdoors but must be worn indoors and outdoors where there’s a crowd and it’s not possible to socially distance.

Hospitality venues will also be able to serve more patrons – smaller venues can host one person for every 2sq m up to 50 customers, while larger venues can host up to 150 people per space with a total venue capacity up to 300.…

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