Victoria records a fourth consecutive day without any new coronavirus cases or deaths

For a fourth day in a row, Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus and no more deaths.

Shoppers in Melbourne wearing face masks as a preventive measure queue at the entrance of H&M for the end of season sale.

Shoppers in Melbourne wearing face masks as a preventive measure queue at the entrance of H&M for the end of season sale. Source: AAP

Victoria has recorded its fourth consecutive day of zero coronavirus cases and no further deaths, as Melburnians enjoy their first public holiday since emerging from lockdown.

The figures, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday, bring Melbourne's 14-day rolling average to 1.9 cases, with two mystery case recorded in the fortnight to October 31.

Regional Victoria, meanwhile, has recorded no cases in the past fortnight.

Melbourne Cup Day is being marked on Tuesday, with Flemington off-limits to any spectators for the race that 'stops the nation'.

Pubs and bars are open to pick up the slack but limited to caps of 50 people outdoors and 20 indoors.

Only two adults plus dependants from one household are allowed over for a cup day party.

Parks are likely to be a popular option for groups up to 10, as temperatures across the city soar into the high 20s.

As of Wednesday, there were 49 active COVID-19 cases in Victoria, the lowest number since June 15, after peaking at 7880 on August 11.

Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said has linked the low case numbers to people practising social distancing and wearing masks.

"We are going to need to continue to do that for the months ahead," she said on Wednesday.

More restrictions are due to ease in Melbourne from 11:59pm on Sunday, including the scrapping of a so-called "ring of steel" dividing the city from the regions and a 25km travel limit.

Patron caps on pubs and restaurants will also increase to up to 40 people inside and 70 outside.

The state's virus death toll remains at 819 and the national figure at 907.

Meanwhile, hardware giant Bunnings announced its much-loved sausage sizzles will restart at regional Victorian stores from mid-November.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your jurisdiction's restrictions on gathering limits. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

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Please check the relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, VictoriaQueenslandWestern AustraliaSouth AustraliaNorthern TerritoryACTTasmania.


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Published 3 November 2020 at 8:37am, updated 3 November 2020 at 2:00pm