A body is removed from the Epping Gardens Aged Care Home, Melbourne, Australia on July 29, 2020. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Victorias mixed COVID-19 news continues, with 23 deaths and new cases dropping further to 113.
The latest fatalities take the state toll to 485 and the national figure to 572.
Its also the third-highest daily toll for Australia after 24 deaths on Aug 26 and the record 25 on August 5.
But the new cases are the lowest since 74 on July 5, also the last time that number was below 100.
The figures come as a daily protest in Melbournes outer southeast was broken up after residents again rebelled against the citys strict COVID-19 lockdown rules.
While Premier Daniel Andrews vies for a 12-month extension to _