Victoria’s horror run of new coronavirus cases has continued, with another 357 cases recorded in the past 24 hours.
Sadly, five more people have died from the virus, taking the state’s toll to 61 and the national toll to 145.
Premier Daniel Andrews confirmedpassed away in hospital overnight.
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Of the new cases, 37 are connected to known outbreaks, while a worrying 320 are still under investigation.
There are now a whopping 3395 active cases across the whole state, including 313 healthcare workers.
At least 229 Victorians are in hospital, including 42 people who remain severely ill in intensive care.
In the past 24 hours, 23,313 people have been swabbed for the virus.
The Premier has again praised Victorians who are continuing to follow the rules by wearing a mask.
Today’s figures come after Victoria yesterday recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic, with seven people losing their battle to the virus and passing away.