* Victoria recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases as the number of active infections in the state fell below 200 for the first time since June 26.
* Melbourne's all-important 14-day case average is down to 9.4, with the city needing a fortnightly average of five or fewer cases and no more than five mystery cases to ease some restrictions on October 19.
* There were no further deaths in Victoria for the second straight day, leaving the state toll at 809 and the national figure 897.
* Linked clusters from Chadstone (32 total cases), Frankston (12) and Kilmore (five) have all grown by one additional case.
* Victoria's former health minister Jenny Mikakos told the state's hotel quarantine inquiry Premier Daniel Andrews' evidence about private security should be "treated with caution".
* Ms Mikakos' closing submission response said it was "implausible" to suggest no one made the decision to use private security guards in the botched program.
* Elderly Australians, people with chronic illness and healthcare workers will be first in line once a coronavirus vaccine is available.
* NSW recorded five new locally acquired cases, increasing the likelihood the border reopening with Queensland will be delayed.
* Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles said he was disappointed NSW didn't "share the aspiration" to control community transmission and had "effectively given up" on its 28-day border reopening benchmark.
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the accusation was "really offensive".
* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launched a broadside on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and slammed NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard after he reportedly said he had proof the Sunshine State had politicised the border issue but then refused to reveal it.
* Sydneysiders can again travel to the Top End after the Northern Territory removed its hotspot declaration for the harbour city.
* Queensland recorded no new infections, taking its streak without a case with an unknown source to 28 days.
* New cases in Western Australia (two) and South Australia (one) are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.
* The World Health Organisation reported a record one-day increase in cases (338,700) led by a surge of infections in Europe.
* October 12 - Melbourne primary school students to return to on-site learning.
* October 19 - Some restrictions in Melbourne expected to be eased.
* October 26 - Tasmania's state of emergency due to expire.
* November 1 - Queensland border reopened to NSW visitors subject to conditions being met.
* November 2 - Regional Victoria residents allowed to travel to the Northern Territory if case numbers remain low.
* November 6 - Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry report due.
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS
* There were 24 new cases in Australia - 11 in Victoria, 10 in NSW, two in Western Australia and one in South Australia.
* The national death toll is 897: Victoria 809, NSW 55, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states.)
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS
* Cases: at least 36,445,000
* Deaths: at least 1,060,000
* Recovered: at least 25,377,000
Data current as of 1645 AEDT October 9, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.