Victoria Has Recorded Six Virus Deaths, 90 New Cases

September 1, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020

Victoria has had six COVID-19 deaths, taking the state toll to 576 and the national figure to 683.

There were also 90 new cases overnight, a slight increase.

A six-month extension to the Victorian government’s state of emergency powers passed parliament overnight after a surprise intervention by the Greens.

The bill passed just before 2am on Wednesday, with 20 votes in favour and 19 against.

The state government on Sunday will release its plans to move both Melbourne and regional Victoria out of restrictions, noting they will be different.

Benita Kolovos in Melbourne