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Victoria records 827 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths

Source: ABCnews

Victoria has recorded 827 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths as it sits just below its 90 per cent vaccination threshold.

The cases were recorded from 48,427 test results processed on Monday, taking the state’s total active cases to 9,420.

The death toll from the current Delta outbreak is now 479.

The latest cases have taken the seven-day average for daily infections to 1,082.

According to Victorian health department figures, more than 89 per cent of the population aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated.LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic

New rules tied to the 90 per cent vaccination threshold in the state’s roadmap out of lockdown were already triggered late last week.

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital has fallen to 303, with 44 active cases in ICU and 23 on ventilators.

While fully vaccinated Victorians are now able to get back into the office for work, new research suggests the work-from-home model is here to stay.

Infrastructure Victoria modelling predicts about a third of the state’s office staff will be spending two or three weekdays at home by 2036.