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* 8 deaths, taking the state’s toll to 745 and the national figure to 832

* The deaths include one woman in her 60s, two men in their 80s and two men and three women in their 90s

* six of the deaths are aged-care related

* 28 new cases, the lowest number since June 24

* 14-day rolling case average is now 44.4 for Melbourne and 2.9 for regional Victoria

* 947 active cases, including 33 in regional areas

* 143 active cases involving healthcare workers

* 464 active cases linked to aged care

* 97 people are in hospital, with 12 in ICU including 6 on ventilators

* 4272 cases to date have an unknown source, a decline of 6 from Wednesday

* Between September 1-14 there were 83 cases with an unknown source in Melbourne and one in regional Victoria

* More than 2.5 million test results have come back so far, an increase of 14,247 since Wednesday

* 2 active cases in residential disability

POLICE FINES

* 73 fines issued in the last 24 hours, including 22 for failing to wear a face covering, eight at vehicle checkpoints and eight for curfew breaches

KEY AGED CARE OUTBREAKS

* 252 cases linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee

* 218 Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping

* 215 St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner

* 166 Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer

* 140 Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth

* 130 BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote

* 128 Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir

* 124 Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North

* 120 Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury

* 119 Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

OTHER KEY OUTBREAKS

* 33 active cases linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 34)

* 13 Footscray Hospital (15)

* 9 Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (64)

* 8 Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac (20)

* 6 Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (16)

* 5 Dandenong Police Station (16)

* The DHHS is investigating cases linked to a ward at The Alfred Hospital. In aged care, a new case is linked to Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court.

RESTRICTIONS

* Stage four across metropolitan Melbourne, including a 9pm-5am curfew, 5km travel limit, two-hour outdoor exercise limit, widespread workforce shutdowns

* People in Melbourne who live alone can nominate a friend or family member to visit.

* Measures in regional Victorian measures have eased to allow residents to leave their homes without restriction and all shops to reopen. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, up to five visitors to a home and an opening up of hospitality and entertainment venues with density limits are also allowed.

Source: Department of Health and Human Services and Victoria Police

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