Victoria's incredible Covid-19 streak continues

Ash Cant
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Victoria has continued its incredible streak, reporting no new Covid infections, deaths or active cases.

On Saturday, almost 6000 people were tested and Sunday marks the 30th day in a row since the state recorded a new case.

Health authorities say 28 days with no new infections means the virus has been eliminated from the community, given that period represents two 14-day incubation periods.

Victoria has continued its streak of no new Covid infections or deaths, with no active cases in the state. Source: AAP
Victoria has continued its streak of no new Covid infections or deaths, with no active cases in the state. Source: AAP

Victoria had over 20,000 Covid cases in total, following the state’s second wave and there were over 800 Covid related deaths in the state.

Victoria's milestone means other states will begin welcoming travellers from the state once more.

NSW lifted restrictions for Victorian travellers on Monday, while Queensland and South Australia will reopen their borders from December 1.

Western Australia is now the only state or territory with closed borders to Victoria and no plan to reopen them.

In December, Victoria is expected to move to a ‘Covid normal’, based on health advice.

Masks are still mandatory in Victoria while indoors, but are no longer required when outside and social distancing can be maintained.

Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services, meanwhile, has detected coronavirus fragments in sewage at a treatment plant in Corio.

Those who live in or visited Geelong's northern suburbs and Lara between November 21 and 23 should seek COVID-19 testing if they experience any respiratory symptoms.

With AAP.

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