No further deaths, Victoria records 42 new coronavirus cases

Victoria has recorded 42 new cases of coronavirus in the past day and no further deaths, for the first time in two months.

The 14-day average for Melbourne is now 52.9 and there are 82 'mystery' cases from an unknown source.

This is the first day since July 12 there have been no new coronavirus deaths in Victoria.

Regional Victoria's 14-day average is now 3.6. Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce today that areas outside of Melbourne can ease by two steps in the government's road map out of lockdown.

"We will be here tomorrow and hopefully there will be no mystery cases in the data I report tomorrow and hopefully we can have more to say," he said on Monday.

Mr Andrews said the easing would likely be at short notice.

"No doubt, there will be criticism that we haven't been given any notice but this is nature of these things," he said.

"Because you have to hit the target before you can make the decision, there won't be a lot of notice. That is preferable in making people wait for another week or so."

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp is due to front the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry on Tuesday morning.

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