New coronavirus cases drop below 100, Victoria records 18 more deaths


The number of new daily cases of coronavirus has fallen below 100 in Victoria for the first time since early July.

The state has recorded 94 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 18 people dying from the virus.

Melburnians have been wearing masks in public for nearly a month.

Melburnians have been wearing masks in public for nearly a month.Credit:Getty Images

It is the first time new case numbers have fallen below 100 since July 5.

On Friday, Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said the milestone of falling under 100 cases would show there was reward for the “hard yards” that people have done to drive the numbers down.

“I think it is helpful from a psychological point of view, we are all can have an internal celebration to see it into double figures,” he said.

“But no it doesn’t make a huge material difference, it is just a sign if we get there, and I hope we do, that we are still heading in the right direction.”