Victoria records 71 local COVID-19 cases as the state’s outbreak grows

Melbourne's lockdown was strengthened on Saturday, while restrictions were also extended to regional Victoria.( Courtesy: ABC News: Daryl Torpy)

Victoria has recorded 71 new local COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase in its recent Delta outbreak.

Of the new cases, 49 have been linked to known outbreaks.

Health authorities have not revealed how many were in quarantine while infectious.

The new cases were identified from 46,446 test results received yesterday, and there were 22,191 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites.