There have been 403 new cases of coronavirus in Victoria in the past 24 hours, and five deaths.
This brings the total amount to 7125 in Victoria since the pandemic began, 3630 which are active.
Of the new cases, 69 are from known outbreaks, while 334 are under investigation.
Five new deaths have been recorded across the state:
- Male in his 50s
- Female in her 70s in aged care
- Male in his 70s
- Male in his 80s in aged care
- Male in his 90s in aged are
This brings Victoria's death toll to 49 - and 133 nationwide - since the pandemic began earlier this year.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the death toll from coronavirus in the state was now at 49, and one of the new deaths was a man in his 50s.
He said on average, every person that had the virus infected one other person.
"If the number of people that a positive case infects stays at one, we will see stable numbers, but we will not see falling numbers," he said.
"If only every second positive case infects another person, so if we halve the rate, we will see our numbers come down. That is where we have to get to."
Mr Andrews called on people to get tested as close to first experiencing coronavirus symptoms as possible. He said the government was extending its one-off payment of $1500 to workers unable to work while isolating due to coronavirus.
People will now be eligible for a $300 support payment as soon as they are tested.
The data for the Wimmera and Grampians is not available yet. Horsham currently has four active cases.
A Wimmera Health Care Group spokesman noted Mr Andrews said a few days ago case number sometimes dropped because positive tests were entered into the system more than once. He said this was the case when Horsham dropped from four to three active cases earlier this week.
Earlier on Friday, Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas announced Victoria would record an operating deficit of $7.5 billion in the 2019/20 financial year as a result of the pandemic.
Providing the federal government's budget update this morning, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenburg said Australia's budget was forecast to record to a $85.8 billion deficit in 2019-20 - the financial year which ended on June 30 - and a $184.5 billion deficit in 2020-21.
He said the government has provided $289 billion in fiscal and balance sheet supports since the pandemic began, the equivalent of 14.6 per cent of Australia's total gross domestic product.
"Australia has performed better (economically) than almost any other nation in the world," he said.