Victoria has hit a horror new record, with 484 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the past 24 hours.
It is now the biggest spike ever recorded in the country since the pandemic began, smashing the previous record of 428 cases in Victoria last Friday.
Sadly, two more people have died from the virus, taking the state’s toll to 44 and the national toll to 128.
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Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed two men, both aged in their 90s, people passed away in hospital overnight.
It’s understood both men were residents of aged care facilities.
Of the new cases, 97 are connected to known outbreaks, while a massive 387 are still under investigation.
There are now a whopping 3408 active cases across the whole state, with 205 Victorians in hospital, including 40 in intensive care.
In the past 24 hours, 24,727 people have been swabbed for the virus.
In a worrying new statistic revealed today, Premier Andrews said nine in 10 people who have tested positive to COVID-19 since July 7, did not self-isolate after developing symptoms.