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Victoria records 1343 new local Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

Victoria has recorded 1343 new local Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths as state health officials declared all of Australia a ‘green travel zone’.

Victoria has recorded 1343 new Covid-19 cases on Friday.

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

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

Another 249 new Covid infections and three deaths were also recorded in NSW overnight.

The Delta outbreak has now claimed 345 lives in Victoria and 533 in NSW.

There are 634 Victorians in hospital — 109 of those are in intensive care and 73 are on a ventilator.

A total of 66,155 tests were processed on Wednesday, while 14,255 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 82 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.

It comes as Victorians and NSW residents can finally move freely between the two states after months of border restrictions.

The border reopened at midnight on Thursday after Victoria’s acting chief health officer Ben Cowie declared the ACT and all remaining “orange zone” areas in NSW would become “green zones” under the state’s travel permit system.

This means, for the first time in more than six months, every local government area in Australia will be considered a green zone for the purposes of entering Victoria.

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