Two women die at home in Victoria's Covid outbreak

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Two women who tested positive for Covid-19 have died at home in Victoria, the state's health department confirmed.

On Tuesday afternoon, the health department announced it had been notified of the deaths.

One was a woman aged in her 40s from the Darebin local government area and the other woman was in her 60s from the Hume local government area.

The department said both had tested positive for Covid-19.

The two women died at home after testing positive for Covid-19. Source: AAP
The two women died at home after testing positive for Covid-19. Source: AAP

They died at home and are the first COVID-related deaths recorded in Victoria this year, taking the state's overall tally across the pandemic to 822.

The deaths will be included in Wednesday's figures.

"We send our deepest condolences to the families and communities involved – and we will be working with them to give them the support and guidance they need over the coming days," the press release said.

"We know COVID-19 symptoms can rapidly worsen. If this is happening to you (or someone you know or live with) and help is required, please seek medical care. If it’s an emergency, call Triple Zero."

Victoria recorded 76 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, taking the state's total of active cases to 841.

More to come.

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