Victoria records 847 new local COVID-19 cases and one further death



Victoria has recorded 847 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one further death, amid warnings to stay home this grand final day.It is the 22nd death linked to the state’s current Delta outbreak.The new infections were found from 57,342 test results processed on Friday.It is the highest single-day tally of the outbreak to date. Case numbers are projected to keep rising until a peak late next month.It brings the total number of active infections in the state to 7,611, the vast majority of those acquired in the community.Parts of the state remain in lockdown and a strict, daily 9:00pm–5:00am curfew is still in place in Melbourne, so it will come into effect midway through tonight’s AFL grand final.Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton yesterday urged people to stay home and follow the rules to avoid putting “you, your friends and your households at risk”.The virus has continued spreading into regional Victoria, with new exposure sites listed in the state’s north-east and south-west overnight.There were 37,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered at state-run sites yesterday.The latest federal data shows more than 76 per cent of Victorians aged 16 years and older have had at least one dose of a vaccine, while more than 46 per cent have had both.It was hoped the state would hit an 80 per cent first-dose target this weekend, allowing for a very slight relaxing of recreation rules, but that goal is now likely to be reached during the week instead.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 5 minutes 18 seconds5m Families and kids share their lives in lockdownWhat you need to know about coronavirus:Loading form…



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