Australia recorded only 9 new COVID-19 infections overnight, well below 23 the previous day:
However, only 3 were locally acquired versus 6 in hotel quarantine:
Victoria’s 3 infections were the lowest in months:
And Melbourne’s 14-day average has fallen to 8.7, creeping closer towards the 5 average target required to ease draconian stage 4 restrictions on Sunday:
Only 1 of NSW’s 5 COVID-19 infections were locally acquired with the rest returned travelers in hotel quarantine:
Local transmission between the two jurisdictions has converged at a low level:
Finally, there are only 259 COVID-19 infections nationally, with 177 in VIC and 50 in NSW:
However, most infections outside Victoria are returned travelers in hotel quarantine. They, therefore, pose minimal community risk.
It’s time to open the economy up.