Covid Victoria: Another big spike in deaths, 1841 new cases

·News Reporter
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Victoria's daily Covid-19 cases continue to linger near the 2,000 mark as the state prepares for its long-awaited exit from lockdown.

The Department of Health announced a further 1,841 locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, up from the 1,749 reported on Tuesday.

There were 12 more deaths in the previous 24-hour reporting period, taking the outbreak's death toll to 175. The latest daily death toll is the second highest of the outbreak.

The health department confirmed the state now has 22,598 active cases.

There were 78,928 tests processed and 38,881 Covid vaccine doses administered at state-run hubs on Tuesday.

Premier Daniel Andrews has warned unvaccinated Victorians will face tighter restrictions heading into 2022. Source: Getty
Premier Daniel Andrews has warned unvaccinated Victorians will face tighter restrictions heading into 2022. Source: Getty

Quarantine scrapped for vaccinated Sydneysiders

The daily update comes as people in NSW who are fully vaccinated can now travel to Victoria without needing to quarantine.

Relaxed requirements now apply to fully vaccinated travellers who have been in red or orange zones and the border bubble has been reinstated for Broken Hill and Shepparton.

From midnight Victoria scrapped red zones that applied to Greater Sydney areas so anyone who has been in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong can now enter Victoria on an orange zone permit, without any quarantine or testing.

Anyone who isn't vaccinated requires a permit, must isolate, get tested within 72 hours and stay isolated until they receive a negative Covid-19 test result.

With AAP

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