Victoria's COVID-19 crisis by the numbers

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VICTORIA'S COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR OCTOBER 28

* Victoria has reported two coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 819 and the national figure to 907

* Both deaths, a man in his 70s and man in his 80s, occurred some weeks ago and were linked to residential aged care

* Two new cases, breaking two days of no fresh infections

* Both are close contacts of previous cases linked to the northern metropolitan region community outbreak and were in quarantine when they tested positive

* One case, a false positive, was reclassified

* The 14-day rolling case average is 2.7 for Melbourne, down from 2.8, and it has dropped to zero for regional Victoria from 0.2

* Three mystery cases in Melbourne for the fortnight to Sunday, down from six, remaining zero for regional Victoria

* 80 active cases across the state, none in regional Victoria

* Three people in hospital, none in ICU

* Three active cases linked to aged care

* Six active cases involving healthcare workers

* 3,106,653 tests conducted since the pandemic started. 24,763 in the latest 24-hour period, understood to be the highest daily figure since September 4

NON-AGED CARE OUTBREAKS

* Northern metro region community (active 23, total 41)

* Eastern Health Box Hill Hospital (active four, total 15)

FINES

* 10 fines handed out for breaching the chief health officer's directions across the state, including four for not wearing face masks and one from vehicle checkpoints

RESTRICTIONS

* Major easing of Melbourne restrictions as of midnight Tuesday, with all retail able to reopen. The same applies to cafes, restaurants and pubs, with restrictions on numbers

* Melburnians limited to travel within 25km of home, but no longer any restrictions on reasons for travel

* Strict rules around household visits - one visit per day by two adults and any dependents to another home. Either home cannot make or receive any other visits on that day

* Outdoor gatherings capped at 10 people, but can include people from up to 10 households

* Face masks must still be worn at all times when outside the home

* Several other restrictions also eased from midnight Tuesday

* As of November 8, the 25km limit and Melbourne's "ring of steel" to end. Further easing of restrictions across many categories. Melbourne gyms to reopen.