Victoria State Has 12 Virus Deaths, 113 New Cases

August 27, 2020 Updated: August 27, 2020

Victoria has had 12 COVID-19 deaths, taking the state toll to 497 and the national figure to 584.

There were 113 new cases on Aug 28 for the second day in a row.

The latest figures come with Victorians warned the state must return to lowered rates of infection not seen since early July before Premier Daniel Andrews spells out how restrictions will be eased.

The daily case number has been below 150 for the past five days.

Most key statistics are showing the worst of Victoria’s second outbreak is over and there is growing anticipation about lifting some restrictions.

Melbourne’s stage-four lockdown and the stage-three rules for regional Victoria are due to end on September 13.

But Andrews insists it is too early to go into detail about returning to some semblance of normality, only saying a roadmap will be made public “soon”.

Instead the government and health authorities want to see daily case numbers drop further.

Victoria is in the depths of lockdown fatigue, with police vowing to end daily protests that have happened this week in suburban Dandenong.