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Covid updates: Victoria records 1126 new cases

Victoria has recorded 1126 new Covid cases as fresh warnings about the state’s hospital system emerge.

Victoria has recorded 1126 new locally acquired Covid-19 infections on Monday.

Five more Victorians died with the virus in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health also confirmed.

There are 556 Victorians in hospital — 91 of those are in intensive care and 54 are on a ventilator.

A total of 44,479 tests were processed on Sunday.

About 84 per cent of Victorians aged older than 12 were fully vaccinated and 91.8 per cent had received their first jab.

It comes as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews warned the state’s health care system would experience significant pressure in the coming weeks as it struggles with unprecedented demand.

On Saturday night Ambulance Victoria averted a crisis after hospitals were put on notice that the service had “exhausted their ability to meet demand”.

Mr Andrews said paramedics and hospital staff were dealing with what he described as a “difficult gateway” as Victoria attempted to live with coronavirus.

“They are under very significant pressure, there’s no question about that,” he said.

“I would just ask every single Victorian, if it’s not an emergency, please don’t call triple-0.

“There is a bit of pressure in the system at the moment.

“That will pass in time as both we see Covid demand come off and the benefits of our ongoing investment really kick in.”

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