Victoria records 13 new cases of coronavirus, four deaths

Victoria has recorded 13 new cases of coronavirus and four more deaths.

Today's figures bring the state's 14-day average, tied to the next stage of easing lockdown restrictions, to 16.8.

For Melbourne to move to step three of the government's road map out of lockdown, that number needs to be five or less.



Previous trigger points relied on the crucial 14-day average of cases in Melbourne but moving to step three will be dependent on the average for all of Victoria.

Once the 14-day average has been driven below five and community transmission has in effect been wiped out, Melbourne can then move to on to step three of easing restrictions.

The Victorian government has tweaked the date linked to the threshold for this next stage to October 19, one week earlier than the original road map.

Even if the state reaches the data targets for new cases and "mystery cases" beforehand, the third step won't happen until then.

More to come

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