Victoria has recorded 12 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 on Saturday.
In positive news for the state, ten of the 12 cases were in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period.
On Friday, 14 new local cases were identified — all linked to known outbreaks — while there were no new cases reported in returned travellers.
Premier Daniel Andrews hinted on Friday that the statewide lockdown could end on Tuesday night because the results were very encouraging.
“It is difficult for us on Friday to be able to predict what will happen next Tuesday at midnight, but I would say that the trend is with us,” he said.
“These results are very encouraging, they are positive. Whether the next few days continue that way we will only know with the passage of time.”
More to come.