The tail end of the second wave continues to frustrate Victorian health authorities with 12 new cases announced on Tuesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed one more death in the previous 24 hours, taking the state’s death toll to 811.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average has risen again for the second day in a row to 10.0. On Sunday it sat at 9.3.
The city’s mystery cases are up two to 13.
Daily case numbers have plateaued in the low double digits over the last six days, with Premier Daniel Andrews admitting he will likely rejig the roadmap out of restrictions with Step Three’s trigger points now unachievable.
The Victorian Liberals and Nationals plan to go on the offensive as parliament resumes on Tuesday, moving a no-confidence motion against Mr Andrews over his handling of the pandemic.
Opposition leader Michael O'Brien has called on Labor MPs to back the motion and cross the floor.
The Opposition only gets one chance to move a motion of no confidence in the premier each parliamentary term and will have to wait until after the 2022 state election if it fails.
Mr Andrews faced a relentless interrogation from political commentator Peta Credlin at Monday’s press conference who pressed him on the timeline of events that led to the decision to hire private security in the state’s botched hotel quarantine program.
Late on Sunday, Mr Andrews’ right-hand man Chris Eccles resigned after phone records indicated he spoke with then police commissioner Graham Ashton prior to an announcement on how the hotel quarantine program would operate, despite telling an inquiry he could not remember such a call.
At Friday’s press conference Credlin called for Mr Andrews and his close aides to hand over their phone records to the inquiry into the botched scheme.
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