Premier Daniel Andrews said Victoria's strategy against COVID-19 is working, with 208 new cases since Saturday.
In his address to the media on Sunday morning, Mr Andrews urged Victorians to stay the course and that easing restrictions prematurely would mean a delay to economic repair and the loss of more lives.
"If we start opening up before we have defeated the second wave, we will be at the beginning of a third wave," Mr Andrews said.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Victoria has decreased by 281 cases to 4012.
Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said he expects the true number of active cases may be closer to 3500.
"Hospitalised patients need to be tested and negative before they are cleared as an active case," Professor Sutton said.
"That definition is now going through a national revision, as we know not everyone needs to be tested and they will be over their illness, just like we count recovered community cases."
The state government launched a new online platform that draws together local producers, creators and businesses in one place.
The 'Click for Vic' website will encourage Victorians to support hard-working local businesses.
"These restrictions are very challenging but there are so many Victorian businesses that are outstanding and Click for Vic means every Victorian can play a part in supporting small business and jobs," Mr Andrews said.
The government's Business Support Fund has delivered $1.3 billion to support local businesses, Mr Andrews said.
More than 125,000 applications were approved and allocated either $10,000 if in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, or $5000 if in regional local government areas.
"We don't rule out doing more but that is a very significant and direct financial support," Mr Andrews said.
Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien said the Premier needs to do more for small businesses and sole traders.
"A website is one thing, but the government should be putting its hand in its pocket," Mr O'Brien said.
"We need these small businesses to be there on the other side of the second wave and provide jobs.
"We still see sole traders being left out of any government support package and the government really needs to do more."
About $9 million has been spent on the state's Coronavirus Worker Support Payment, which has been received by 24,968 Victorians.
The payment, which was initially $300 and then increased to $450, was paid to people who had no sick leave, but were required to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
"This was a very well targeted response and allowed people to take the time off and still be paid," Mr Andrews said.
In excess of seven million masks have been distributed throughout Victorian schools, TAFEs and community organisations, with the bulk of those single use masks, Mr Andrews said.
"The effort being done by all Victorians in wearing masks is playing an important part in driving these numbers down."
There are 585 Victorians in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, with 32 of those in intensive care, of which 21 are on a ventilator.
The Department of Health and Human Services will provide its COVID-19 active cases update by local government area on Sunday afternoon.
Victoria has recorded 208 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, an increase of 26 cases from Saturday.
The number of active cases exceeds 200 for the first time since August 20.
The COVID-19 death toll has increased by 17.
The number of active cases in Greater Bendigo was 25 on Saturday, with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide its updated local government area data on Sunday afternoon.
No new COVID-19 cases were recorded in central Victoria on Saturday.
The only change to the data was one less active case in Macedon Ranges, which now has 15 active cases and 56 cases all-time.
Campaspe Shire and Central Goldfields still have one active case.
There are no active cases in Mount Alexander, Gannawarra, Loddon and Buloke Shire's.
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