Victoria records 11 Covid cases as lockdown easing 'on track'

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Victoria has recorded 11 new Covid-19 cases, with officials saying lockdown is 'on track' to ease this week.

One of the new case was acquired overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

All new locally-acquired cases are linked to the current outbreak in Victoria and all were in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period.

The Department of Health tweeted 13,953 vaccine doses were administered and the state received 25,404 test results in the 24 hours to midnight.

The state has 190 active Covid-19 cases.

A photo of an empty street in Melbourne, Victoria at night. Source: Getty
Melbourne recorded 11 new cases of Covid-19. Source: Getty

Victoria's lockdown 'on track' to end on Tuesday

All of Victoria's positive cases on Monday were in quarantine during their infectious period. The state received 32,385 Covid test results in the same 24-hour reporting period.

Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said on Saturday that the state's lockdown was "on track" to be eased at midnight on Tuesday, July 27.

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Victoria recorded 12 new locally acquired cases on Saturday, 10 of them in quarantine throughout their entire infectious period and also all linked to the current outbreak.

As of Saturday, more than 22,000 Victorians were listed as primary close contacts isolating at home, while about 2500 MCG contacts were preparing to be released from 14 days of isolation.

PM lashes 'reckless' protesters over the weekend

The case numbers come as Prime Minister Scott Morrison blasted the thousands of people who attended protests in Melbourne and Sydney, calling their actions "self-defeating".

"Of course it was selfish. It was also self-defeating. It achieves no purpose," he told reporters Canberra on Sunday afternoon.

"It won't end the lockdown sooner," he continued. "It will only risk the lockdowns running for longer."

NSW recorded 141 cases on Sunday

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced 141 cases on Sunday, of those 38 were infectious while in the community, while 24 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. The source of infection for 54 cases is under investigation.

NSW also recorded two Covid-related deaths, including a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 30s with no pre-existing conditions.

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