Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested 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 he was hopeful to have some "very very good news" for regional Victorians tomorrow.
"We'll be here tomorrow and hopefully we've had no mystery cases in our report tomorrow and hopefully we can have more to say," he said.
"No doubt there'll be some criticism that 'we haven't been given any notice'. Well, this is the nature of these things, because you've got to hit the target before you can make the decision.
"There won't be a lot of notice but I think that's (more) preferable than making people wait for another week or so. So, hopefully we can have some very very good news for regional Victoria tomorrow but that is subject to the numbers of today."
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.
Under the third step, regional Victorians would be given more social freedom, though many businesses would still be impacted.
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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