Information about how the case numbers are tracking against the conditions for easing restrictions.

To ensure we can safely step towards COVID Normal the Victorian roadmap to reopening includes conditions for easing restrictions that are linked to each step:

  • Second Step – Metropolitan Melbourne moved to the Second Step at 11:59pm on 28 September.
  • Third Step – Regional Victoria moved to the Third Step at 11.59pm on 16 September. Metropolitan Melbourne moves to the Third Step when:
    • the daily average number of cases is less than 5 state-wide over the previous 14 days and there are less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days (state-wide total).
  • Last Step – Victoria moves to the Last Step when there are no new cases for 14 days in Victoria.
  • COVID Normal – Victoria moves to COVID Normal when there are no new cases for 28 days, no active cases in Victoria and no outbreaks of concern in other states or territories.

For the last 14 days (17 Sep – 30 Sep 2020):


Total cases

Average per day

Metropolitan Melbourne



Regional Victoria



Overseas, interstate or no fixed address







For the last 14 days (15 Sep – 28 Sep 2020):





Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition




Information about the data

This data is updated daily and shows the average across the previous 14 days. It is the most accurate data available to the Department of Health and Human Services at the time of publication.

Case numbers and source of acquisition are subject to change as cases are reviewed and reclassified. The data may change as more information becomes available.

The number of cases represents results provided to the department in the previous 24 hour period to midnight. This data is continuously cleaned and processed which includes the removal of duplication and allocating cases to the date of test.

14 day average

The average is taken across 14 days because that is typically the number of days that you can be infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) and you might develop symptoms.

The average is updated daily so that it reflects the rolling 14 day period up until midnight the previous day

Source of acquisition

The 14 day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14 day period used to calculate the new case average.  This allows for the case interview to have been conducted and an initial determination to made about the source of acquisition.

As each case is further analysed its status may be changed accordingly, particularly from unknown to known source of acquisition.

The two day delay means that this report may differ from the data provided as part of the daily data reporting.