Premier Daniel Andrews said the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Bendigo has dropped from 49 to 47 cases, as the state recorded 282 new cases.
During his daily press conference, Mr Andrews said it was encouraging that regional case numbers were decreasing.
"People living in Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong, please come forward and be tested even if you have very mild symptoms," Mr Andrews said.
"Given that we have so little flu in Victoria, if you've got symptoms, even very mild symptoms, there's every chance you've got this."
Twenty two of the 25 fatalities announced on Monday are linked to aged care outbreaks, Mr Andrews said.
There are 44 Victorians receiving intensive care treatment, of which 32 are on ventilators.
VICTORIA has reported 25 deaths from COVID-19, and 282 new cases of the virus.
It marks the state's deadliest day of the pandemic so far.
It is the second day in a row with new case numbers below 300.
On Sunday the state reported 279 new cases. On Saturday case numbers were at 303.
Over the weekend, Premier Daniel Andrews called for those in Greater Bendigo and central Victoria to be tested.
He said numbers in Bendigo, Geelong and Ballarat were stabilising, but it was important to keep infections low.
Greater Bendigo had 49 active COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
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