Another three people have died from coronavirus in Victoria as the state records 374 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The spike is one of the biggest in daily increases and takes the total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria since the pandemic began to 6289.
Of the new cases, just
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Sadly, three women aged in their 100s, 90s and 80s, succumbed to the virus and passed away in hospital overnight.
It takes the state’s death toll to 42 and the national toll to 126.
The new infections come after almost 30,000 people were swabbed for the virus yesterday.
Since January 1,
Premier Andrews has praised residents for wearing their masks when out and about.
I want to congratulate Melburnians for having taken up the call to wear masks,” he said.
“It’s heartening to see so many people listening to those messages, changing their normal habits and embedding mask and face covering-wearing as part of the normal daily routine.