VICTORIA has again recorded no new COVIID-19 cases as authorities in the United Kingdom approve a vaccine for the virus that has turned the world upside down.
British authorities plan to start rolling out the vaccine next week.
In Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services recorded no new cases or deaths on Thursday morning.
A total of 10,094 people were tested in that period, a drop from 12,177 the day before.
The department again tested wastewater in Colac on Wednesday after coronavirus fragments were found.
The department has urged people in the area with symptoms to get tested.
It remained unclear on Wednesday whether multiple positive wastewater tests in recent weeks represented a new case of COVID-19.
Yesterday there were 0 new cases and 0 deaths. There are no active cases. There were 10,094 test results received, thanks to all who were tested #EveryTestHelps and you're helping Victoria #StaySafeStayOpenhttps://t.co/pcll7ySEgz#COVID19Vicpic.twitter.com/0ThThfpDeu— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) December 2, 2020
People who have or have recently had COVID-19 may shed fragments of the virus, which can enter wastewater through toilets, sinks and drains.
This viral shedding may come from different sources - such as used tissues, off hands and skin, or in stools - and last for several weeks beyond a person's infectious period.
Meanwhile, premier Daniel Andrews on Wednesday said the government is working on new rules for a COVID-safe summer to be announced this weekend.
He did not elaborate on they would be but said he expected to go into details on Sunday.
Mr Andrews has increasingly used Sundays to announce eased rule restrictions.
- With AAP
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