VICTORIA'S COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR OCTOBER 16
* No new deaths, leaving the state toll at 816 and the national figure on 904
* Two new cases, the lowest figure for Victoria since June 9, relates to single cases in Greater Dandenong and Knox
*One is a household contact of an existing case to a known case
*The other case remains under investigation is linked to a patient at the Royal Children's Hospital
* 14-day rolling case average is 8.7 for Melbourne - down from 8.9 - and steady at 0.6 for regional Victoria
* 17 mystery cases in Melbourne from September 30 to October 13 and none for regional Victoria
* 157 active cases in the state, including seven in regional Victoria - four in Mitchell Shire and three in greater Shepparton. The remaining 150 are in metropolitan Melbourne.
* 14 people in hospital, none in ICU
* 10 active cases involving healthcare workers
* 14 active cases linked to aged care
* Active aged care outbreaks with the highest number of cases are: Uniting Age Well, Preston (5), Estia Aged Care Facility, Keilor (3) and Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care (3)
*Active cases in non-aged care outbreaks: Chadstone Shopping Centre (13), Box Hill Hospital (12) and south-eastern community (9)
* More than 2.9m test results returned in total, an increase of 16,381 since Thursday
* The 17 mystery cases recorded in the past two weeks are located in these postcodes: 3015, 3019, 3024, 3025 (two cases), 3027, 3037, 3046, 3047, 3073 (two cases), 3130, 3147, 3173, 3175, 3184 and 3977.
* Victoria has increased its surveillance of wastewater for viral fragments of coronavirus, with samples now being taken from more than 42 sites.
* No increase on the three cases announced earlier this week
* 2489 tests taken on Thursday, 4931 in total, including testing in Benalla, Kyabram, Cobram, Nathalia and Numurkah.
* 89 new fines issued, including 12 for failing to wear a mask and 10 at vehicle checkpoints
* Two-hour exercise limit within five kilometres of work or home
* Face masks must cover the mouth and nose every time Victorians leave home - scarves and bandanas are unacceptable
* A household, or maximum of five people from no more than two households, can gather outside
* Religious activities of up to five people, plus one faith leader for outdoor gatherings and ceremonies, are permitted
* From Monday, Melbourne primary school, special school and VCAL students will return to classroom learning
* The next easing of Melbourne restrictions is due October 19.
Sources: Department of Health and Human Services and Victoria Police