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Victoria records 1510 new local Covid-19 cases

Victoria has recorded 1510 new local cases of coronavirus as another alarming statistic is revealed.

Victoria has recorded 1510 new locally acquired coronavirus infections on Tuesday as health officials warn two-thirds of Victoria’s new cases every day were unvaccinated.

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

About 90.6 per cent of Victorians older than 16 had received one jab of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 75 per cent were fully vaccinated.

The state’s Covid-19 commander Jeroen Weimar said the outbreak was largely a pandemic of the unvaccinated, as those who were fully vaccinated were able to enjoy greater freedoms since Victoria reopened on Friday.

“Two-thirds of the new cases every single day are not vaccinated – not the first dose, not fully vaccinated, they’re just not vaccinated,” he said on Monday.

Mr Weimar said particular areas of concern were the local government areas of Wyndham, where 96 per cent of the new cases aged under 40 were not fully vaccinated, and Hume, where 97 per cent under 40 were not fully vaccinated.

“For your protection, and the protection of those you love around you, get the vaccination job done over the coming days,” Mr Weimar said.

About 500,000 people aged over 12 in Victoria were not protected by any vaccine.

“It is that half a million that we really want to focus on now,” Mr Weimar said.

“They are the ones who are far more likely to be caught up in our daily case numbers and far more likely to end up in hospital in intensive care.”

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