THERE are no more new active cases in the Mitchell Shire, pushing regional Victoria's active COVID-19 cases down to three from seven yesterday.
The Mitchell Shire borders a number of central Victorian shires including the City of Greater Bendigo, the Mount Alexander Shire and the Macedon Ranges Shire.
All remaining regional cases are in the Greater Shepparton area, according to data released by the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon.
CHANGES to the COVID-19 roadmap could be enacted sooner than expected, Premier Daniel Andrews said.
The next change to the roadmap, slated for November 1, may be brought forward to this Sunday, given the decreasing number of new and active cases in the state.
"The slow, steady and safe way in which we are easing out of these restrictions is the only way to do it," Mr Andrews said.
"We are well placed to reach a point on the weekend where we can talk more and possibly bring forward some of those changes slated for November 1.
"That is very good news."
The proposed changes would only impact gathering for religious ceremonies and indoor non-contact sport and physical recreation in regional Victoria.
Those changes include provision for up to 50 people plus one faith leader at outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies, an increase from 20 people.
Indoor non-contact sport and physical recreation would be permitted for people aged under 18 years and for up to 20 people, with limited spectator.
Regional Victoria has three active COVID-19 cases, with four previously active cases linked to an outbreak in Kilmore recovered.
There are 119 active cases in metropolitan Melbourne.
Mr Andrews said the metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victorian boundary and checkpoints won't be in place for the rest of the year but "needs to be there for a while longer".
"We still have two different stories when it comes to this virus in regional Victoria and Melbourne," he said.
"It makes sense to have those two parts of the state separated at this time."
The Premier warned that police will be waiting at checkpoints across the state, should people consider crossing into the
"If you get caught trying to pass a checkpoint without a reason to do so, there is every chance you'll be fined $5000," Mr Andrews said.
The accelerated roadmap changes would have more impact in metropolitan Melbourne, which could see restrictions on leaving home abolished, two visitors to the home per day, a return to indoor and outdoor hospitality and the return of outdoor religious gatherings.
Of the two cases recorded on Tuesday, one case is attributed to a returned overseas Victorian, who is staying in hotel quarantine interstate.
The second case is a former positive case.
"More investigation is underway to see if that case is active or is related to an earlier infection," Mr Andrews said.
"It may not be an infectious person or active case. It is one for the expert panel of doctors to look at.
"Today's case might be shedding of the virus after an original positive test and the case is in Brimbank."
ONE of the state's new COVID-19 cases is a person with a Victorian address who is quarantining interstate.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the person had returned from overseas travel and was not in Victoria.
That clarification brought the state's new coronavirus cases for Tuesday down to one person. There were no further deaths recorded overnight.
The rolling 14-day case average for metropolitan Melbourne sits at 6.4, while the regional Victorian average is 0.4.
There have been 13 cases with an unknown source in Melbourne in the past 14 days.
Victoria has recorded two new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services' website.
Tuesday's case numbers have halved compared to Monday, where four cases were recorded.
The only active cases in regional Victoria are in Greater Shepparton (three).
Central Victoria has been without a COVID-19 cases for 21 days. The last active case was in the Macedon Ranges on September 29. Greater Bendigo's last active case was on September 24 - 26 days ago.
Premier Daniel Andrews will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning, with the Department of Health and Human Services' update expected on Tuesday afternoon.
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