Victoria has recorded 303 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, continuing the state’s downward trend in daily infections.
A further four people were killed by the virus in the past day.
The death toll could still be high for the days to come but Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton has said he believes new case numbers should fall as mask-wearing and the stage four lockdown restrictions begin to show in the statistics.
Professor Brett Sutton said on Friday he felt the state had passed its peak. A man in his 20s became Australia’s youngest victim of coronavirus as Victoria recorded 14 deaths and 372 new cases on Friday.