Uptick in daily cases as Victoria hits 75 per cent fully vaxxed

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Victoria announced 1510 more locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, a slight rise from Monday's figures.

Victoria Health reported that sadly four people lost their lives, bringing the toll to 234 lives lost in the Delta outbreak. Seventy-five per cent of Victoria's population aged 16 and over have now received two Covid-19 vaccinations.

Rules are expected to relax further once the state hits 80 per cent fully vaccinated.

People walking in and out of Flinders Street railway station.
The border around Melbourne will be lifted on Friday. Source: AAP

Restrictions to drop earlier than expected

Victoria is projected to hit a 90 per cent vaccination rate for people aged 12 and over around November 24, triggering a further ease of restrictions.

This will include almost all of the restrictions to be removed, including no caps and no density limits and everyone able to return to work in the office if fully vaccinated.

"All major restrictions will ease and we'll get back to something resembling our pre-Covid lives," Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said in a tweet on Sunday.

"Masks will only be necessary in high risk settings and major events will be able to go ahead."

Just under 73 per cent of Victorian's 12 and over are fully vaccinated.

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