COVID-19 cases tip over 200 as mystery cases grow

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Victoria has recorded 208 new coronavirus cases overnight from over 48,000 tests. There was another death reported and one positive case acquired overseas. Of the locally acquired cases, 96 have been linked to known cases and outbreaks. Around 33,511 Victorians received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from state run vaccination hubs taking the state’s total to 2,517,338. Victoria’s active coronavirus case tally now sits at 1,180. READ MORE: As cases rise, the dosage interval for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been reduced from 12 weeks to six weeks. It brings the interval in line with the Pfizer vaccine, which is also six weeks. The changes come as evidence shows a double dose is the highest protection against the Delta COVID-19 variant. There are 52,000 available AstraZeneca appointments available for booking in the next two weeks, the state’s acting chief health officer Professor Ben Cowie said. “It’s about getting as many second doses into people as we possibly can,” Professor Ben Cowie said. He advised those with a first dose of AstraZeneca not to delay until 12 weeks and rebook sooner. The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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Victoria has recorded 208 new coronavirus cases overnight from over 48,000 tests.

There was another death reported and one positive case acquired overseas.

Of the locally acquired cases, 96 have been linked to known cases and outbreaks.

Around 33,511 Victorians received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from state run vaccination hubs taking the state’s total to 2,517,338.

Victoria’s active coronavirus case tally now sits at 1,180.

As cases rise, the dosage interval for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been reduced from 12 weeks to six weeks.

It brings the interval in line with the Pfizer vaccine, which is also six weeks.

The changes come as evidence shows a double dose is the highest protection against the Delta COVID-19 variant.

There are 52,000 available AstraZeneca appointments available for booking in the next two weeks, the state’s acting chief health officer Professor Ben Cowie said.

“It’s about getting as many second doses into people as we possibly can,” Professor Ben Cowie said.

He advised those with a first dose of AstraZeneca not to delay until 12 weeks and rebook sooner.

The Stawell Times-News has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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