ABC News report : Victoria records 766 new local cases of COVID-19 and four deaths, protester in hospital with coronavirus
The new infections were detected from 62,408 test results processed on Wednesday.
It brings the total number of active cases to 6,666.
The deaths of a man in his 80s from Moreland, a man in his 70s from Hume, a man in his 80s from Hume, and a woman in her 90s from Hume take the total of this outbreak to 20.
There are 257 people who are currently in hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 60 are in an intensive care unit and 41 are on a ventilator.
A man who attended yesterdays protests at the Shrine of Remembrance has tested positive to COVID.
The man is in hospital but not in ICU, health sources have told the ABC.
Of those in hospital, 81 per cent were not vaccinated, 15 per cent were partially vaccinated and just 3 per cent of people were fully vaccinated.
There were 40,957 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered at state-run sites.
Victoria has now reached 75.2 per cent first dose vaccination coverage and at least 45.6 per cent double dose.
Melbourne has now experienced the world’s longest lockdown, reaching 235 days.
The city is expected to be in lockdown until late October, when it is forecast that 70 per cent of the 16-plus population will have had two doses. Greater freedoms will be granted only after an 80 per cent target is met.
That will mean the city will be in lockdown for 267 days in total, which will surpass the lockdown lengths of other cities like Buenos Aires, Dublin and London.
According to Burnet Institute modelling underpinning the plan, Victoria is expected to hit a peak of between 1,400 and 2,900 daily cases between October 19 and 31.
Report courtesy: abc.net.au