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Australia States set to reopen as virus cases fall

01:00  06 october  2020
01:00  06 october  2020 Source:   aap.com.au

Victoria records just 12 new COVID-19 cases in major step forward

  Victoria records just 12 new COVID-19 cases in major step forward Victoria has recorded just 12 new COVID-19 cases and one more death in the past 24 hours, in another major step forward for the state.  The Department of Health and Human Services announced one of the lowest death tolls in months on Saturday.Metropolitan Melbourne is currently in the First Step to reopening the state - but could move to the second step soon.The Second Step is when the daily average case rate drops between 30 to 50 cases over a 14-day period.The DHHS announced this wouldn't happen before September 28.

More than 30 states are reporting an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases . Experts say whether people follow guidelines such as physical Experts say the behavior of individuals as communities reopen is a major factor in whether COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Experts also say the number of

Cases are rising in nearly half the states , according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. And the governor of North Carolina said recent jumps caused him to rethink plans to reopen schools or businesses.


Video: Case numbers continue to look positive in NSW (ABC NEWS)


  States set to reopen as virus cases fall


Australia's gradual emergence from COVID-19 restrictions could accelerate in coming weeks as case numbers continue to decline.

Victoria recorded nine new cases on Monday but for the first time in almost a month the state - and the nation - did not suffer any coronavirus deaths.

The national death toll remains at 894.

Melbourne's 14-day average must be below five, with fewer than five mystery cases, for lockdown restrictions to further ease on October 19.

Victoria's COVID-19 crisis by the numbers

  Victoria's COVID-19 crisis by the numbers Victoria has reported 12 more cases of COVID-19 and one death, which takes the state toll to 782.VICTORIA'S COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR SEPTEMBER 25

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Three US states have allowed some shops to reopen after measures imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as the country's death toll passed 51,000. Salons and spas could reopen in Georgia and Oklahoma while Alaska lifted restrictions on restaurants. On Friday, President Donald Trump

The latest figures take the average to 11.6, with Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton describing the prospect of reaching the target as a "line ball".

"It's not certain one way or the other," Professor Sutton said.

NSW has now gone 10 days in a row with no new locally transmitted cases, with the state's only new case on Monday a returned overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

Control of community transmission is the key condition for NSW residents being able to enter Queensland from November 1.

People in regional Victoria could be allowed to travel to the Northern Territory from November 2 if their case numbers remain low.

But while Australia had just 11 new cases on Monday, including one in hotel quarantine in Western Australia, low test numbers are a concern.

COVID-19 takes a toll on public transport, speed camera revenue in Qld

  COVID-19 takes a toll on public transport, speed camera revenue in Qld The lockdown in March dragged annual revenue down as people stayed home and avoided public transport.Queensland's public transport network recorded a drop in patronage of almost 20 per cent over the past year, costing more than $71 million in fare revenue.

Since moving to reopen the state , Georgia has continued to see a high number of new cases , with 1,000 reported on Friday and another 999 on Given the Trump administration’s own internal projections, states across the nation can expect to see many more cases and deaths in the days

Covid-19 cases continued to climb in a number of U.S. states over the weekend, threatening recent efforts to relax restrictions and revive businesses after months of lockdowns. New York City, the last region in the state to begin reopening , allowed some businesses like construction to resume last week.

Authorities in both NSW and Queensland urged people to get tested if they are feeling unwell.

Local councils, meanwhile, were forced to close some Sydney beaches due to overcrowding fears on Monday's public holiday.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has promised a jobs-focused budget on Tuesday to steer the economy out of the coronavirus-driven recession.

But it will also be a financial statement that could see the deficit blow out to over $200 billion, while including income tax cuts to get people spending again.

The climb out of recession will depend on virus case numbers dropping and a vaccine being rolled out in 2021.


Victoria records more 12 cases of coronavirus, one death .
Victoria has recorded 12 more cases of coronavirus in the past day and one more death. © Justin McManus The Age, News, 10/09/2020 picture Justin McManus. The Premier, Daniel Andrews 100th consecutive press conference on coronavirus. The numbers bring Victoria's 14-day average to 10.4.Melbourne cannot reach its target to take the next step out of lockdown, but some restrictions will be eased next Monday.The decision has frustrated retailers, who argue they should be allowed to open.

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