The results come after more than 71,200 tests were received, bringing the total number of active cases to 11,785.
Monday will mark Melbourne’s 246th day in lockdown breaking 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.
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.
Melbourne to reach pandemic milestone
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.
More to come.

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