Update, 2.10pm: MORE than half of the south-west Victorian corridor has been cleared of coronavirus, while some pockets still have a handful of active cases.
Eight municipalities in the region have zero cases: Warrnambool, Corangamite, Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Ballarat, Surf Coast and Golden Plains Shire.
Only five municipalities remain with active virus.
Colac-Otway Shire has 16 cases, a decrease of four - the same amount the regional total has decreased. There are now 33 active cases in regional Victoria.
The Colac cases include eight active cases currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac, and six active cases linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac.
A total 20 cases have been linked to Bulla Colac and 16 to Wydinia.
There are three cases in Geelong, two in Moorabool, one in Bendigo and one in Horsham.
Victoria has recorded 28 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,970.
The overall total has increased by 27 due to one case being reclassified.
Today marks the first time Victoria has recorded under 30 cases in a day since 24 June, when there were 20 cases.
Within Victoria, 14 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 14 are under investigation.
The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 44.4 and regional Victoria is 2.9.
The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days is 83 for metropolitan Melbourne and one for regional Victoria.
Victoria records lowest daily case tally in three months at 28 cases, eight deaths
Victoria has recorded 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
It's the lowest daily tally recorded in almost three months.
Eight people died of coronavirus-related causes in that time.
Six of the deaths today are linked to aged care and include one woman in her 60s , two men in their 80s, two men and three women in their 90s.
It comes after 42 cases and eight deaths were recorded Wednesday, 42 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, 35 new cases and seven deaths were recorded on Monday.
41 cases and seven deaths were recorded on Sunday and 37 cases and six deaths were recorded on Saturday.
No deaths were recorded on Tuesday.
There are 97 Victorians in hospital, with 12 in ICU, and six are on ventilators.
More than 2.53 million test results have been processed, an increase of 14,247 since yesterday.
There are 4272 mystery cases in the state, a decrease of six -6
Of the state's active cases, 143 are healthcare workers, two are in disability settings (both staff members), and 464 are in aged care - all in private aged care settings - with 75 of those classified as active outbreaks.
The rolling average is 44.4 in metropolitan Melbourne, and 2.9 in regional Victoria.
There are 33 active cases in regional Victoria and Premier Daniel Andrews urged regional communities to remain vigilant under the relaxed step three rules.
"The rules have changed but there are still rules, it's really important to remain vigilant, the announcement from Victoria Police of a $5000 on the spot fine, means cars will be pulled over and checked," he said.
"We can't have people bringing this virus with them to regional Victoria."
Education Minister James Merlino announced a $26.7 million kinder support package for term four across the state.
It includes $13 million for free sessional kindergarten, with up to $500 per child to go to four-year-old kinder.
There will be $3 million for vulnerable children to have an addition five hours of four-year-old kinder, and $4 million to transition four-year-old kinder students to primary school.
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