Victoria registers 941 new local cases of coronavirus

Victoria registered 941 new local Covid-19 cases on Wednesday as the state’s downward trend in infections continues.

It is the lowest daily infection rate since the end of September and comes after the state published 989 cases on Tuesday.

Eight more Victorians died with the virus within the last 24 hours, the health ministry also confirmed.

A total of 63,278 Victorians turned out to be tested, while nearly 9,500 vaccines were administered at state-run facilities.

There are 657 people in the hospital, of which 117 in the intensive care unit and 69 in the respirator.

The Delta eruption has now cost 326 lives.

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Camera iconAbout 92 percent of Victorians over the age of 16 have received a jab, and 82 percent have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. NCA NewsWire / Daniel Pockett Credit: Corp Australia company profile

About 92 percent of Victorians over the age of 16 have received a jab, and 82 percent have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The 90 percent double-dose vaccination rate is expected to be reached around November 24th.

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has previously indicated that there would be “no caps anywhere” after that date.

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“There will be no density limits anywhere,” he said.

“Masks will only be required in high-risk indoor environments, such as public transportation, prisons, hospitals, geriatric care, to give you some examples.

“I would like to see more than 80,000 people for the Boxing (Day) Test on day one.

“It will not be easy, but we are very confident, very, very confident that we will be able to deliver it.”

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Camera iconVictorian Premier Daniel marks several changes in mid-late November. NCA NewsWire / Daniel Pockett Credit: Corp Australia company profile

Relaxed restrictions across Victoria in connection with the state reaching its 80 per cent double-dose target came into force two days early Friday.

These relaxed rules meant that stores, gyms and other retail businesses could reopen.

Masks were scrapped outdoors and in most indoor settings – including restaurants, pubs and gyms.

Hairdressers opened without caps if all staff and patrons were fully vaccinated.

Most outdoor environments now have a limit of up to 500 people, with staff and patrons fully vaccinated.

The same indoor and outdoor settings also apply to host weddings, funerals and religious gatherings if all participants are fully vaccinated, with caps of 30 people for weddings, funerals and religious gatherings whose vaccination status is unknown.

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