Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

* Victoria will be reunited as one state, with travel restrictions on Melburnians lifted from 11.59pm on Sunday among other rule changes.

* Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed an end to the 25km travel limit on city residents and removal of Melbourne's "ring of steel" after the state went nine days without a new COVID-19 case.

* Hospitality venues can also host up to 70 people outdoors and 40 indoors, while up to 20 people will be allowed in gyms, libraries, community centres, galleries, museums and cinemas.

* Aged care residents can be visited by one household per day for two hours, and partners can visit maternity wards indefinitely.

* Worker caps on meat, poultry and seafood industries will be also be lifted.

* Mr Andrews also announced rules would further ease again in another fortnight

* Victoria's peak tourism and police bodies welcomed the scrapping of the so-called "ring of steel" but another lobby group wants a plan for the return of events and offices.

* Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said an enforcement blitz on businesses posing a high risk of COVID-19 transmission had found issues at 121 of 784 premises checked on Saturday.

* The state's COVID-19 death toll remains at 819 and the national figure at 907.

* Biotech giant CSL will start manufacturing a coronavirus vaccine for a planned release in the first half of 2021, pending the outcome of clinical trials and regulatory approval.

* NSW reported three new COVID-19 cases, all overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.

* All of South Australia's three new cases were also returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

* Queensland, WA and the Northern Territory did not report any new infections on Sunday.

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AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

* There were six new cases recorded in Australia - three in NSW and three in SA.

* The national death toll is 907: Victoria 819, 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.)

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GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

* Cases: at least 49,822,000

* Deaths: at least 1,250,000

* Recovered: at least 32,786,000

Data current as of 1700 AEDT November 8, taking in federal and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.