Victoria records 1965 new local cases of coronavirus

Anthony PiovesanNCA NewsWire
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Victoria has recorded 1965 new local cases of Covid-19 on Saturday as the state again breaks a national record for the highest number of daily infections.

The Department of Health also confirmed five Victorians died from the virus in the past 24 hours.

More than 84 per cent of the state’s population is now single-dose vaccinated and 56.6 per cent are fully-dosed.

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Camera IconThere were 41,177 vaccine doses administered in the past 24 hours and 73,443 Covid-19 test results received. NCA NewsWire / Daniel Pockett Credit: News Corp Australia

Saturday’s case total is a national high and comes just a day after Victoria broke that record on Friday with 1838 cases.

There were 41,177 vaccine doses administered in the past 24 hours and 73,443 Covid-19 test results received.

Mildura in northwest Victoria last night entered a snap seven-day lockdown from 11.59pm on Friday.

The regional city has recently had a rise in Covid-19 infections, with nine active cases in the Mildura Rural City Council local government area reported as of Friday morning.

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Camera IconVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews urges people to get vaccinated as the state attempts to reach a 70 per cent double-dose target. NCA NewsWire / David Crosling Credit: News Corp Australia

A further three cases were identified on Friday afternoon and were included in Saturday’s numbers, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 12.

Health authorities will front the media later on Saturday.

Originally published as Victoria records 1965 new local cases of coronavirus

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