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Covid19 Victoria: state records 1254 new cases, five deaths

Victoria has recorded 1254 new Covid-19 infections as the state finally reaches a major vaccine target.

Victoria recorded 1254 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths on Thursday as the state officially reaches its 90 per cent double-dose vaccine target.

There are now 310 infected Victorians in hospital, with 48 in active intensive care units and 31 on a ventilator.

About 90 per cent of people older than 12 are fully vaccinated, in a major vaccine milestone for the state.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the “amazing achievement” on Thursday morning.

“Well done Victoria, fantastic stuff,” he tweeted.

“Victorians have done it tougher than anyone over the past two years… Victorians have earned every freedom they now once again enjoy -let‘s keep going, Australia!”

Thursday’s new cases are an increase on the 1196 new infections recorded on Wednesday.

Victoria had earmarked a raft of new freedoms to be triggered once the state hit 90 per cent, but the new rules were already relaxed late last week.

Victorians woke a new round of freedoms on Friday, including the scrapping of density limits for hospitality, concerts and events with double-dosed attendees.

Premier Daniel Andrews revealed the host of changes on Thursday, saying “almost all” restrictions had now ended.

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