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Victoria records 2,179 new local COVID-19 cases and six deaths

Source: ABCnews

Victoria has recorded 2,179 new local COVID-19 cases and six deaths as the deadline for authorised workers to be vaccinated passes.

The death toll for the current Delta outbreak stands at 131, and there are now 21,324 active cases of the virus in Victoria.

The new cases were detected from 73,942 test results received yesterday.

There were 38,752 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites, and more vaccinations at GP clinics and other venues.

Yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews said Victoria remained on track to follow its roadmap out of lockdown next week, despite recording 2,297 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths.

It was the highest single-day total recorded by an Australian state or territory during the pandemic.

The spike in infections came after several days of lower daily case tallies.

The new cases came as the deadline for authorised workers to be vaccinated passed, affecting around a million workers across dozens of industries in Victoria.