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Victoria records 1247 new local Covid-19 cases, nine deaths

Victoria’s Covid infections have spiked overnight, with 1247 new local cases recorded and nine deaths.

Victoria has recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases, posting 1247 new infections on Thursday.

It comes after two days where case numbers were below 1000, which hasn’t happened since late September.

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

The Delta outbreak has now claimed 335 lives.

There are 660 Victorians in hospital — 114 of those are in intensive care and 78 are on a ventilator.

A total of 50,180 tests were processed on Wednesday, while 16,209 vaccine doses were administered at state-run facilities.

The Department of Health also updated its vaccine figures on Thursday to reflect the vaccination rate for those aged 12 and older — it was previously reporting the vaccination rate for Victorians aged above 16.

About 81 per cent of Victorians aged above 12 have been fully inoculated.

The 90 per cent double-dose vaccination rate is predicted to be achieved around November 24.

Premier Daniel Andrews previously flagged that there would be “no caps anywhere” beyond that date.

“There will be no density limits anywhere,” he said.

“Masks will only be required in high-risk indoor settings, such as public transport, prisons, hospitals, aged care, to give you some examples. I want to see 80,000 plus people at the Boxing (Day) Test on day one.

“It won’t be easy, but we are very confident, very, very confident that we will be able to deliver that.”

Mr Andrews will front the media at 9.15am on Thursday.

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