COVID-19 numbers: Victoria records 79 new local cases, implements new quarantine rules
Victoria recorded 79 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases yesterday.
Of the new cases, 26 are not yet linked to known outbreaks.
Just 19 of the 79 cases were in isolation while infectious.
There are now 656 active local cases now in Victoria.
37 people are in hospital with COVID-19, nine of those on ventilators.
It was another big day for testing and vaccination with 33,611 vaccine doses administered at state-run clinics and 50,535 test results received.
The government has also implemented new rules for those entering Victoria.
There are now “departing hotel quarantine permits” that require people to get tested on Day 17, three days after spending 14 days in hotel quarantine.
A day 21 test is also strongly recommended.
Of the 79 locally-acquired cases, 53 are linked to known outbreaks and 26 are under investigation. Further case information will be provided this morning. [2/2]
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) August 26, 2021