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Victorian coronavirus numbers cause for cautious optimism restrictions are working – ABC News

After months of rising COVID-19 cases in Victoria, health officials and epidemiologists sound cautious optimism that the state has turned a corner in its fight against the virus.

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After months of rising COVID-19 cases in Victoria, health officials and epidemiologists are expressing cautious optimism that the state has turned a corner in its fight against the virus.
Key points:

  • Epidemiologist Catherine Bennett says the recent reduction in new cases is likely due to mandatory masks
  • The effects of Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions will likely be realised in the coming weeks
  • The Government is considering tougher restrictions on regional areas if cases…

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