Premier issues ‘lock out’ warning as Victoria records highest new case number this year
An Altona North man in his 60s has died with COVID-19.
It comes as Victoria recorded 208 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases yesterday – the highest daily figure recorded since August 2020.
Of the new cases 112 have not yet been linked to known outbreaks.
There were 33,511 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at state-run clinics yesterday, and 48,572 test results received.
Premier Daniel Andrews urged over 60s to get the AstraZeneca jab if they can.
“If you are over 60, don’t get in the queue after the 12-year-olds because that is a very long wait,” he said.
“We do not have time to wait.”
There were more than 1400 AstraZeneca bookings made in Victoria yesterday. Three-in-four of those bookings was made by someone under 40.
The Premier warned that when the state reaches 70 per cent or 80 per cent of people double-dosed, those who are able to be vaccinated but choose not to “will be locked out of a whole range of venues”.
“If you are not vaccinated and you could be, the chances of you booking a ticket at a sporting event, going to a pub, going to all manner of different places, will be very, very limited,” he said.
Of the 208 locally acquired cases, 96 have been linked to known cases and outbreaks. Further information will be provided this morning. [2/2]
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