Six of the eight deaths were linked to aged care settings, and the state's coronavirus death toll now stands at 745.
Metropolitan Melbourne's 14-day daily case average has fallen from 49.6 yesterday to 44.4 today.
Regional Victoria, which entered step three of its recovery roadmap today, now has a rolling 14-day average of 2.9.
Today is the first time since 24 June Victoria has recorded fewer than 30 new cases.
"That is a fantastic outcome and a tribute to the hard work, sacrifice and contribution every single Victorian is making," Premier Daniel Andrews said.
There are now 941 active cases across the state - a drop of 50 since yesterday - and just 33 of those infections are in regional Victoria.
The State Government has also announced a $26.7 million kindergarten support package to help providers and parents during term four.