Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted regional Victoria could take an extra step in "just a few days time", as case numbers continue to decline.
There were no new cases reported in regional local government areas for a third-consecutive day.
There are now just 47 active cases in regional Victoria.
As of Monday, the 14-day rolling average in regional Victoria is 3.9. It is the first time this number has dropped below four.
There also needs to be zero mystery cases in regional Victoria within a rolling two-week period.
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Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said there were three mystery cases in the regions within that timeframe, but that was expected to drop to zero tomorrow.
Mr Andrews said they were "absolutely confident" they could keep regional Victoria's case numbers low.
"This is a fantastic outcome and shows this is not a theoretical experiment, it's a strategy that is working, to see regional Victoria on the cusp of taking a next step," he said.
"There are just a couple more days we need to get through, but we are very pleased to think that we'll be able to essentially take those big steps, but safe steps, towards opening regional Victoria up."
Regional Victorians woke to this morning to slightly-eased restrictions under the "second step" of the roadmap.
One of the main changes under the "second step" is people living alone, and single parents, can have one nominated visitor in the home.
Also, public outdoor meetings between five people, involving just two households, can take place.
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Travel restrictions will be eased, larger outdoor gatherings allowed, and reasons to leave the home removed.
Mr Andrews said more details would be given about regional Victoria's path forward soon.
"We'll have much more to say in coming days about individual plans for every single workplace, and the Victoria Police efforts to make sure that the border between Melbourne and regional Victoria is as hard as it can possibly be," he said.
"And also some other messaging around testing and some of the maintenance work that will need to be done to keep an accurate picture, particularly as regional Victoria opens up, to deal with the inevitable cases and the inevitable outbreaks that will be a feature of many months to come."
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There are currently no active cases in the Wimmera.
There is one reported case in the Horsham Rural City Council local government area, however the Premier confirmed on Sunday that this person had in fact contracted the virus in Melbourne, and had not visited western Victoria while infectious.
The DHHS assigns active coronavirus cases to a local government area according to a person's listed residential address.
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