August 10, 2020
Victoria state - of which Melbourne is the capital - reported 19 deaths on Monday. Victoria has now seen about two-thirds of Australia's total 314 deaths and approximately 21,400 cases.
But the number of daily infections - though still in the hundreds - has dropped in recent days, prompting hope that a strict lockdown is working.
Melbourne's second lockdown began over a month ago, but residents have been subject to a night-time curfew and stricter requirements since 3 August.