Horror day as Victoria reveals another 19 Covid deaths

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Victoria has recorded another 19 deaths from Covid-19 and 827 new cases, while the state still hasn't officially hit its 90 per cent full vaccination milestone.

It is officially the second deadliest day during the state's latest Delta wave. Not all of the deaths actually happened yesterday, but were reported to authorities on Monday. 

Of the 19 deaths, 17 were not fully vaccinated against Covid, premier Dan Andrews revealed. 

There are 9,420 active coronavirus cases in the state and 303 patients in hospital, lowering the seven-day average to 318.

Fourty-four people in intensive care are actively infected and 53 have been cleared, with 23 of those on a ventilator.

The latest deaths take the state's toll from the pandemic to 1,299.

Victorians return to life at a busy theatre in Melbourne.
Victoria has recorded one of its deadliest official days of the Delta outbreak on Tuesday. Source: Getty

Health officials say virus testers processed 48,427 results on Monday, while 5464 vaccine doses were administered at state-run hubs.

More than 89 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.

Australia's Covid cases exceed 200,000

With NSW announcing 173 new cases on Tuesday the nation has now recorded more than 200,000 cases since the start of the Covid pandemic.

The Victorian government eased a raft of restrictions on Friday, having expected to reach the 90 per cent vaccination target at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Victorians are rushing to visit family and friends in South Australia after it opened the border on Tuesday to fully vaccinated people from Victoria, NSW and the ACT.

with AAP

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