Victoria's daily Covid cases rise for second day in a row

·News Reporter
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Victoria's daily Covid cases have risen for a second consecutive day. 

The Department of Health announced 1343 locally acquired cases on Friday morning, a slight rise from the 1247 on Thursday.

Earlier in the week cases dropped to a triple digit figure for the first time since September 29.

There were a further 10 deaths taking the Delta outbreak's death toll to 345.

There are now 18,952 active cases while 634 people are in hospital. Of those, 109 are in ICU.

Another 66,155 tests were processed on Thursday and 14,255 vaccines administered at state-run hubs.

About 82 per cent of people aged over 12 are fully vaccinated.

NSW-Vic travel resumes for the vaccinated

It comes as travel between Australia's two most populous states resumed for people who are fully vaccinated after Victoria lifted border restrictions with NSW. 

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews issued a joint statement highlighting the change, which came into effect on Friday.

Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce a change to restrictions later on Tuesday. Source: Getty
Premier Daniel Andrews has announced travel to NSW for the vaccinated has now returned. Source: Getty

Victoria has declared that all NSW local government areas are now 'green zones'.

This means there are no testing or quarantine requirements for NSW residents travelling to Victoria, although visitors will still need to obtain a permit verifying they don't have COVID-19.

Unvaccinated Victorians are still not allowed into NSW for travel or recreation.

With AAP

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