Victoria has now reached 86 percent for single doses, and 58 percent of people over the age of 16 have received both doses. At least 39,861 vaccines were administered in state-run hubs on Saturday, while 74,105 were tested for coronavirus.
There are now 18,342 active cases across the state.
Concerns are rising for the border town of Mildura, which entered a snap lockdown on Friday night. Mildura registered 20 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 37.
Across regional Victoria, repeated and unexpected coronavirus fragments have been found in wastewater.
Places of concern include Portland, Cobram, Swan Hill, Ballarat, Wonthaggi, Apollo Bay and Aireys Inlet.
Authorities also contacted maiden passengers after a COVID-19 positive cabin crew member worked on six flights over Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
The latest figures come amid rising hopes that children as young as five could receive the vaccine before the end of the year.
The vaccine company Pfizer confirmed that it would submit a “provisional determination” application to the Therapeutic Goods Administration so that it could then come up with a formal offer to administer the jab to children aged between five and 11 years.
On Monday, NSW will embrace new freedoms after the state reached the 70 percent double vaccination mark.
From tomorrow, households will be allowed up to 10 visitors in their homes (not including children), the outdoor collection hood will be raised to 30 people, and masks will no longer be required outdoors.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said he expected Australia’s international borders to reopen to double vaccines by November 1 and
In Victoria, 57.67 percent of people were aged 16 and had both vaccine doses, while 85.19 per. Have a single dose.
The state is on track to reach 70 percent double-vaccinated mark by October 26th.
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