Victoria records 867 new COVID cases and four deaths as state to hit 80 per cent single-dose vaccination target



Victoria has recorded 867 new cases of COVID-19 and four further deaths, ahead of a slight easing of restrictions.The cases were detected from 49,450 test results, and it brings the number of active infections in the state to 9,261.The Department of Health has also added 140 new infections to the total reported yesterday, and 9 to the total reported on Sunday, saying it “became aware that a number of COVID-19 test results were incorrectly recorded by a third-party software vendor supporting a private vendor”.”These results included 9 cases reportable on 26 September and 140 cases reportable on 27 September. Those 149 cases are reported in today’s numbers – meaning today’s actual case number is 867,” the department said.The state is nearing its goal of having 80 percent of those aged 16+ with at least one COVID vaccine dose, and some restrictions will ease from midnight.Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the state was expected to reach the 80 per cent single-dose goal on Tuesday.”Today we pass an important milestone,” he told ABC News Breakfast.There were 35,160 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in state-run centres yesterday, and the total number will be updated later today.From 11:59pm tonight, the 10-kilometre radius will lift to 15kms in Melbourne and locked-down Mitchell Shire and there will be slightly more freedoms for recreation.Residents in those areas will also be able to undertake “contactless” recreation at outdoor facilities, such as boating, tennis or golf.More to come.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 8 minutes 10 seconds8m Do we really need booster vaccines for COVID-19?What you need to know about coronavirus:Loading form…



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