The results come after more than 71,200 tests were received, bringing the total number of active cases to 11,785.
Melbourne is set to hit a dire pandemic milestone on Monday – marking 246 days in lockdown – a record currently held by Bueno Aires.
Based on the available data, Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently sits at the top of the ladder on 245 days, Dublin, Ireland is in second place with 227 days and London, UK, caps the top three with 201 days.
Anti-vax protest falls flat as Victoria Police make several arrests
While most cities around the world are opening up – including London, which marked “Freedom Day” on July 19, Melbourne’s stay-at-home restrictions will remain a further three weeks.
Once the 70 per cent fully vaccinated milestone is reached, reasons to leave home only for essential reasons will be scrapped, travel within 25km of homes will be permitted and there will be a return to outdoor dining.
Further changes to the state’s restrictions won’t be made until 80 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated, projected to be around November 5.
The City of Greater Shepparton in the state’s north entered a seven day lockdown as the state recorded 1,488 cases on Saturday – the highest ever daily increase.
Illegal gatherings generated ‘significant case load’ in Victoria
COVID-19 response commander Jereon Weimar said the surge of COVID-19 cases was due to illegal gatherings over the AFL grand final long weekend.
“We have 10 new cases in Shepparton,” he said on Saturday.
“Six of those are linked across four different households. That includes a case involving a grand final party with 17 other people and other people we know that are positive at that particular event.”

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