Victoria’s daily coronavirus cases have risen, however Melbourne’s all-important 14-day rolling average continues to fall and has dropped below 20 for the first time since the peak of the second wave.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced 10 new cases and seven more deaths on Tuesday.
It follows just five new cases on Monday, but processed tests for that 24-hour period fell below 7000, prompting a warning from Premier Daniel Andrews that low testing rates could slow down Melbourne’s route out of lockdown.
Despite low cases, the state’s death toll continues to rise significantly and now sits at 794. The majority of deaths continue to be linked to aged care.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average has now dropped below 20 for the first time since the peak of the second wave, sitting at 18.2.
The state has recorded daily cases below 20 for seven consecutive days.
The city needs to record a 14-day average of below five to move onto Step Three of the roadmap.
Following Mr Andrew’s Step Two announcement on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison once again called for the roadmap to be revised to allow the city to open up sooner.
The earliest Step Three can commence is October 19.
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