Victoria records just six new cases of coronavirus overnight and two deaths but lockdown is STILL likely to be extended
- Victoria had another six more cases of COVID-19 overnight and two more deaths
- The 14-day rolling average in metropolitan Melbourne fell to 9.9 on Wednesday
Victoria has recorded only six additional cases of COVID-19 overnight and two more deaths from the virus – but the figures may still not be low enough to justify a further easing of restrictions in Melbourne.
The 14-day rolling average in metropolitan Melbourne decreased to 9.9 on Wednesday, while the number of cases with an unknown source fell to 12.
The Andrews government has though set an ambitious target of a rolling two-week average of just five cases a day if lockdown was to be eased by October 19.
Victoria Police patrol at St Kilda beach on October 3. The 14-day rolling average in metropolitan Melbourne decreased to 9.9 on Wednesday – but that figure will likely not be low enough to justify a further easing of restrictions in the city
Premier Daniel Andrews will provide further details at a press conference later on Wednesday.
Under stage-three restriction easing, Melbourne’s five million residents would be allowed to leave the home without restraint and gather outdoors in groups of up to 10 people.
Up to 10 people can also eat together at restaurants and cafes – both of which are only allowed to serve takeaway and delivery under the current rules.
Prof Sutton said on Monday easing restrictions too soon would risk Victoria losing control over ‘mystery cases’.
More to come