Victoria has reported a Covid death and 12 new cases, ending a three-day stretch without a fatality.
Health authorities on Sunday released the latest statistics which takes Victoria's death count from the virus to 810 and the national toll to 898.
In the fortnight up to Saturday metropolitan Melbourne recorded a rolling average of 9.3 new cases per day, with the figure at 0.4 for regional areas.
Public health authorities decided weeks ago that the two-week rolling daily case average needed to drop to five, with less than five mystery cases, for lockdowns in the city to ease in line with regional Victoria.
Cases with an unknown source for 14 days as of Thursday were 10.
‘We will beat this second wave’
Several Covid outbreaks have ended a downward trend in infections, meaning the next step out of restrictions will not go ahead on October 19 as hoped.
Premier Daniel Andrews on Saturday called on Melbourne residents to remain hopeful and stay the course on restrictions, saying some rules may ease on that date, even if less significantly than hoped.
"We always want these numbers lower, faster," he said.
"We will beat this second wave, but we've got to do it properly."
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton was upbeat on Saturday about the possibility of eradicating community transmission from the state.
"It's all of the immediate responses to clusters, and if you can get on top of each of those and wrap the public health response around each and every one of those, then you end those chains of transmission and they're gone forever," he said.
Professor Sutton said a cluster linked to Box Hill Hospital had grown to 10 with five new cases from one family.
A Kilmore cafe cluster has grown to six on Saturday but the Chadstone Shopping Centre outbreak, to which it is linked, recorded no new cases.
Warning to people who visited high-risk locations
The Health Department has updated the list of high risk locations that have been visited by a person with Covid. People who have visited the following locations are urged to get tested immediately regardless of symptoms.
Altona Beach foreshore and pier on October 2 between 1pm and 5pm
Cheltenham Priceline, 1239 Nepean Highway, on October 5 between 12.50pm and 1.05pm
Ferguson Plarre Bakery in Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Road, from October 5 to 7 between 5.30am and 2.30pm
A full and updated list of high risk locations can be found on the DHHS website.
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