Snapshot of Vic's 514 cases, rule changes

People in Melbourne will soon be able to meet another person outdoors under eased restrictions.
People in Melbourne will soon be able to meet another person outdoors under eased restrictions.

SNAPSHOT OF VICTORIA'S CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

NEW CASES

* 514 new locally acquired cases

* 148 cases linked to outbreaks, source of 366 cases unknown

- 371 new cases in Melbourne's northern suburbs, including Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park and Glenroy

- About one quarter in western suburbs, including Truganina, Altona North and Deer Park

- 46 in southern suburbs, including Dandenong, Keysborough and Clyde North

- 14 in eastern suburbs, including Doncaster and Donvale

- 10 in regional Victoria, three in Ballarat, four in Mitchell Shire, one in Murrindindi and two in Geelong

- Three cases with unknown location

* 4370 active cases in the state

* 182 people in hospital, 51 in intensive care with 29 on ventilators

* 61,961 tests in the 24 hours to Thursday morning

RESTRICTIONS TO EASE IN MELBOURNE AND BALLARAT

* From 11:59pm Friday people in lockdown can leave their homes for outdoor social interaction. They can meet another person for a picnic, walk or other outdoor activity

* Up to five fully-vaccinated adults, plus dependents, from two households will be allowed to gather outdoors together

* Outdoor social interaction increased from two to four hours

* Travel limit expanded from five to 10 kilometres

* Two people can train outdoors with a personal trainer

* Communal gym equipment and skate parks to reopen

* Child minding for school-aged children allowed if one parent is an authorised worker

* Property inspections can resume by appointment, only people from the same household can attend, and real estate agents must stay outdoors

* Construction workers must show employers proof they've had their first vaccine dose before 11:59pm September 23, with some exemptions

* Construction workers banned from crossing metro-regional border, tea rooms to close, food and drink banned from being consumed indoors

RESTRICTIONS TO EASE IN REGIONAL VICTORIA FROM 11:59PM FRIDAY

* Gyms and indoor pools (excluding spas, saunas, steam rooms) will reopen with limits

* Hydrotherapy and swimming lessons can resume

* Tour buses can operate for up to 10 people

VACCINATIONS

* 41,758 vaccine doses administered on Wednesday at state-run hubs

* 69.2 per cent of the eligible population has received a first dose

* Of those in hospital, 87 per cent are not vaccinated, 12 per cent partially vaccinated and one person is fully vaccinated

* 360,000 people booked in for a vaccine in next two weeks

* 34,000 first dose Pfizer appointments available

* 18,000 first dose AstraZeneca appointments available

EXPOSURE SITES

* More than 830 exposure sites including a tier one West Melbourne construction site over three days.

Australian Associated Press