NSW has recorded five new coronavirus cases, including one of community transmission, as restrictions in the state continue to ease.

It is the second time over the past week that New South Wales has recorded more new cases of COVID-19 than Victoria.

Four of the cases reported on Friday are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, while one is linked to an existing cluster.

Meanwhile in Victoria, the state recorded just two new cases of the virus.

It is the first time since July 8 that Victoria has recorded such a low number of new cases, leading Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to say promise “significant steps” at easing restrictions.

“Today is a day we can be optimistic and be positive,” Andrews said, “look at all we have achieved, we have stayed the course.

South Australia’s border restrictions with both states remain unchanged, with people travelling into SA from NSW able to enter the state without being subject to a mandatory self-isolation period.

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SA Health are warning South Australians travelling to New South Wales to keep up-to-date with the virus situation when evaluating the need to travel.

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