Greater Bendigo's active COVID-19 cases has dropped to 16. It was at 23 on Wednesday.
Victorian premier confirmed the decrease in his daily press conference this morning. Regional Victoria now has a total of 198 active cases led by Geelong on 71.
Mr Andrews said the continued drop in active case in regional areas was pleasing.
"That is a much better position than we were in few weeks ago," he said. "The numbers are falling and continue to fall as (patients) go through their active (virus) period.
"It is a pleasing decrease and a steady decreases in terms of active cases in regional local government areas. But there should be no sense of complacency in those communities or any community."
Plan for map out of lockdown being developed
Mr Andrews said the decrease in daily cases numbers and active case numbers showed the current lockdown strategy was working.
He said there plans to lift restrictions and provide a "COVID normal life" for Vicotrians were being developed.
"Victorians are doing an amazing job in challenging and difficult circumstances," he said.
"There will come a time, hopefully soon, when see these numbers in double digits. We can then have a conversation, with greater confidence, about what the back end of September looks like and what October, November and December looks like, pushing into 2021.
"There will be a clear plan, a very detailed plan, to repair the damage this pandemic has done to make sure jobs and skills and strength across economies and communities are at the forefront of everything we do."
Mr Andrews said the daily numbers would still guide how restrictions are lifted but he hoped to make announcements soon.
"We hope to give a road map of what coming out of stage 4, and stage 3 in regional Victoria, looks like and what finding a COVID-normal looks like," he said.
"I appreciate, know and understand how challenging this is but the strategy is working and numbers are coming down. The alternative to this is to ignore how this virus is transmitted quickly.
"It's a wicked enemy and without these challenging rules in place, we would see our hospital system completely overrun.
"We have got to defeat this second wave before opening up or else we will be in the early stages of a third wave and end up in worse circumstances very quickly."
Funding and development for family violence services
The government also confirmed new funding for family violence services in Victoria.
There will be $3.4 million put towards prevention work in Indigenous, multicultural and disability communities.
Minister Gabrielle Williams said it was important that support is culturally appropriate and gets the best outcomes.
"It's important to have a response that is culturally appropriate and gets the best outcomes in a community-led way with advice from experts in the community who can tells us the best way to have difficult conversations," she said.
Ms Williams said the state government will expand the Orange Door Network with five additional sites to be developed in Victoria.
The Orange Door Network Orange unites family violence services, children and family services, perpetrator services and Aboriginal services to operate as co-ordinated point that helps connect victims of family violence to the help they need, where they need it.
As well has the five new sites, three other sites which are already in developed are expect to open enar the end of the year.
Central Highlands and Loddon are expected to be open by the end of the year," Ms Williams said." The Goulburn site will oen in the first half of next year."
Victoria sees 113 new COVID-19 cases overnight
ANOTHER 113 Victorians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 overnight.
Twenty-three more people have died from the virus since Wednesday in Victoria.
It's a drop on Wednesday and Tuesday's number of new cases, which sat about 150 each day.
Victoria reported 149 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Another 24 people died from COVID-19.
Greater Bendigo recorded its 100th case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
But active case numbers remained steady at 23 in the municipality.
No changes were reported to coronavirus case numbers in the Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields, Campaspe, Gannawarra, Loddon or Buloke shires.
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