Victoria smashes daily Covid case record, four more deaths

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Victoria has announced 1,763 new local Covid cases, smashing its previous daily infection record. 

The sixth straight day of four-figure infections has pushed the number of active infections in the state to 14,368. 

It is the highest daily record seen by any Australian territory or state during the entire pandemic.

Victoria's previous daily Covid case peak was on October 2 with 1,488 infections. NSW reached the peak of their Delta outbreak on September 11 with 1,603 cases.

Sadly, four more people have died from the virus, bringing the Victoria's most recent outbreak death total to 57.

In the past 24 hours, 35,253 vaccines were administered and 62,189 test results were received.

People are seen crossing Flinders Street in Melbourne, Monday, October 4, 2021. Source: AAP
Victoria has announced 1,763 new local Covid cases, smashing its previous daily infection record. Source: AAP

On Monday, Victoria reported 1377 new local cases and four deaths.

The latest figures come as construction workers return to worksites on Tuesday following the two-week shutdown in Melbourne and other locked-down areas.

Workers must meet strict safeguards and have at least had their first coronavirus vaccination.

The industry-wide mandate, and other restrictions brought in to curb transmission, sparked a protest outside the CFMEU's Melbourne headquarters on September 20, the day the state government announced the sector would down tools for a fortnight-long reset.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said tens of thousands of construction workers had since come forward to meet the first-dose requirement, but could not say what proportion of the industry is now vaccinated.

with AAP

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