Victoria hits its highest daily case increase, more deaths recorded

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ANOTHER 1,838 people have COVID-19 in Victoria, contract tracers have confirmed after crunching numbers from Thursday. Today’s number is the highest daily case count for a state or territory throughout the entire pandemic. Another five deaths were recorded. An extra 36,600 got vaccinations in the 24 hours to midnight and 77,554 were tested for the virus. READ MORE: Statewide, case numbers remain so high that premier Daniel Andrews has ruled out following New South Wales’ lead and fast-tracking its path out of lockdown. His government has earmarked $5 million to help deal with lagging vaccination rates among people with disabilities. As of September 30, about 71 per cent of the state’s National Disability Insurance Scheme participants aged over 16 had received their first dose of a vaccine. This was slightly higher than the national average of 67 per cent, but lower than Victoria’s general population at 84 per cent. – With Australian Associated Press 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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ANOTHER 1,838 people have COVID-19 in Victoria, contract tracers have confirmed after crunching numbers from Thursday.

Today’s number is the highest daily case count for a state or territory throughout the entire pandemic.

Another five deaths were recorded.

An extra 36,600 got vaccinations in the 24 hours to midnight and 77,554 were tested for the virus.

Victoria hits its highest daily case increase, more deaths recorded

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Sadly, another five deaths were recorded.

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Statewide, case numbers remain so high that premier Daniel Andrews has ruled out following New South Wales’ lead and fast-tracking its path out of lockdown.

His government has earmarked $5 million to help deal with lagging vaccination rates among people with disabilities.

As of September 30, about 71 per cent of the state’s National Disability Insurance Scheme participants aged over 16 had received their first dose of a vaccine.

This was slightly higher than the national average of 67 per cent, but lower than Victoria’s general population at 84 per cent.

– With Australian Associated Press

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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