Victoria records 1362 new local Covid-19 cases, seven deaths

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Victoria has recorded 1362 new local Covid-19 cases and seven deaths as the state enjoys a rolling back of border restrictions.

An ambulance is cleaned at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne on October 9, 2021, as Victoria state recorded 1965 new Covid cases, its highest daily infection number since the start of the pandemic, putting more pressure on the state's struggling health system.

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There are now 10,887 active cases of the virus in Victoria, and 494 people have died during the state’s current Delta outbreak.

There are 308 people in hospital with Covid-19, of whom 46 are in intensive care and 26 are on a ventilator.

The health department said a further 53 people were in intensive care but their Covid-19 infections were no longer considered active.

Victoria yesterday reached 90 percent double dose vaccination for those aged 12 and over, abolishing the traffic light border scheme and all domestic border permits, regardless of vaccination status.

Meanwhile, New South Wales recorded 261 new cases and no deaths in the 24 hour reporting period to 8pm last night.

In NSW 92.2 percent of people aged over 16 are fully vaccinated, while 94.5 percent of people have had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

– ABC

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