Victoria’s chief health officer has said that he would want the daily Coronavirus case numbers to be below 50 by the end of stage 4 but he doesn’t think they will be.
On Friday, Victoria recorded a further 170 infections of COVID-19, which is the lowest case number since July 13.
“I think we’re about where I expected us to be. Neither better nor worse,” Sutton said at Friday’s press conference.
“I think it’s great that we’re there, but in terms of September 13th it is a long way away.”
“I’d love us to be below 50,” he said.
“I would be really gratified if it were in single figures – but I am not convinced that it will be.
“I think it’s possible, but I think there are really significant challenges to get there.
“If we were in single figures I’d be very relaxed.”
Sutton said the health department is now looking at a “smorgasbord” of features of where the state needs to be for restrictions to be relaxed on September 13.