Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Barbershops and hairdressers are able to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in Melbourne.
Barbershops and hairdressers are able to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in Melbourne.


* Melbourne recorded four new coronavirus cases, bringing the city's 14-day rolling average down to 7.2.

* An aged care resident in his 90s is Victoria's latest virus fatality, bringing the state's death toll to 817 and the national figure to 905.

* As of Monday morning, Melburnians are able to get a haircut, see an allied health professional, renovate their properties and wash their cars.

* Regional Victorians are allowed up to two people plus dependents in homes once a day, while hospitality venues can increase their capacity to 70 people outside and 40 people inside. This does not include Shepparton, the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak.

* The Morrison government has blasted Victoria for putting Australians' jobs at risk by not moving more swiftly to lift restrictions put in place to deal with the coronavirus.

* But Premier Daniel Andrews has accused Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg of putting politics ahead of health.

* Premier Andrews has conceded New Zealanders are free to enter Victoria despite the state not signing up to be a part of the trans-Tasman bubble.

* New Zealanders arriving in Victoria won't be required to quarantine due to the low number of coronavirus cases in their home country, but will have to comply with the state's coronavirus restrictions.

* NSW has recorded no new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 and just four new cases detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

* The NSW government has increased the limit on outdoor gatherings and group bookings at hospitality venues from 20 to 30.

* From December in NSW guests at weddings will be lifted to 300 people, provided they are seated, and corporate events can have up to 300 people in any setting.

* Tasmania is hopeful it will receive NSW residents from November 2 but will continue to monitor that state's coronavirus status for the rest of the week.

* Tasmania is on track to reopen to low-risk states of South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory from October 26.

* Queensland has recorded no new COVID-19 cases but four virus cases remain active in the state.

* Health officials continue to urge Queenslanders with symptoms to get tested after more virus traces were found in sewage.

* Coronavirus fragments were last week found in wastewater samples from some Brisbane suburbs and parts of the Sunshine Coast.



* October 26 - Tasmania's state of emergency due to expire and people from low-risk states free to enter.

* November 1 - More restriction due to be eased in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Queensland border reopened to NSW visitors subject to conditions being met.

* November 2 - Residents from NSW could be allowed into Tasmania, with the situation being monitored. Regional Victorian residents allowed to travel to the Northern Territory if case numbers remain low.

* November 6 - Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry report due.



* There were 8 new cases in Australia, including four in NSW from returned travellers, and four in Victoria.

* The national death toll is 905: Victoria 817, NSW 55, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states.)



* Cases: at least 39,959,432

* Deaths: at least 1,112,599

* Recovered: at least 27,421,217

Data current as of 1700 AEDT October 19, taking in federal and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Australian Associated Press