Victoria has recorded another triple digit increase in new coronavirus cases, with 397 new infections in the past 24 hours.
Sadly, three more people have died from the virus, taking the state’s death toll to 114 and the national toll to 201.
passed away in hospital overnight.
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There are now a whoppingactive cases across the whole state, including 379 Victorians who are in hospital, with 41 of those severely ill in intensive care.
Of today’s new cases, just 37 are linked to known outbreaks, while a worrying 360 remain under investigation.
“This is a very significant number of new cases and while it’s tempting to read into the trends there is a growing concern for community transmission,” Premier Andrews said.
It comes after the state recorded its two deadliest daily case totals this week, with a record 723 new cases and 13 deaths on Thursday.
In the past 24 hours, 25,501 people have been swabbed for the virus.