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COVID-19 latest: Victoria’s new cases remain stubbornly high

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Victoria has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Of those, two are confirmed as linked to known outbreaks and complex cases, and nine are provisionally linked.

One case is a person in the Geelong area who had previously been cleared of COVID-19 but has retested as a positive.

A man in his 70s has died with COVID-19 after contracting the virus in aged care.

There are currently 186 active coronavirus cases across the state.

There are six cases in regional Victoria, five of them in Mitchell Shire.

The 14-day rolling average for Melbourne is currently 10, with 13 mystery cases with an unknown source detected from September 27 to October 10. It is now mathematically impossible for Melbourne to reach Step 3 reopening targets on October 18.

In regional Victoria, the rolling 14-day average is 0.4.

There are 23 Victorians in hospital with COVID-19.

No one is in intensive care with the virus.

There were 8201 coronavirus tests conducted yesterday.

October 7: 6 new cases, 2 deaths
October 8: 11 new cases, 0 deaths
October 9: 11 new cases, 0 deaths
October 10: 14 new cases, 0 deaths
October 11: 12 new cases, 1 death
October 12: 15 new cases, 0 deaths
TODAY: 12 new cases, 1 death


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