Victoria has recorded 1,993 new local COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and seven deaths.
The results come from more than 79,000 tests conducted, on top of 40,000 vaccines given out.
Authorities say although the state’s cases continue to soar, there will be no changes to the roadmap out of lockdown, will the first set of restrictions set to ease once 70 per cent of all eligible residents have been fully vaccinated.
Currently in Victoria, 87.6 per cent of residents have rolled up their sleeves once. A total of 63.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Yesterday, there were 2,179 COVID-19 cases recorded and six deaths.
There were almost 700 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of yesterday, including 157 in intensive care and 101 on a ventilator.
Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley has reminded people today is the deadline for essential workers to have received at least a first dose of a vaccine in order to continue working on-site.
Meanwhile, NSW has recorded 319 new local COVID-19 cases and two deaths as the state continues to surge towards the 80 per cent full vaccination mark.
Currently 78.8 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with 91.7 per cent receiving one dose.