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Victoria records 1247 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths

ANOTHER 1247 people have been added to the list of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in Victoria.

Sadly, there were nine more deaths, with a total of 114 Victorians in intensive care units and 78 on ventilators.

An extra 16,209 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Victoria.

About 81 per cent of Victorians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.

In the last 24 hours, 50,180 test results have been received by Victorians.

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Under the Victoria's roadmap, almost all restrictions will end for fully vaccinated people when 90 per cent of those 12 and over are double dosed - a milestone forecast on or around November 24.

The change in emphasis has prompted the Department of Health to start reporting the daily vaccination uptake of Victorians aged 12 and over, instead of those 16 and up, from Thursday.

Premier Daniel Andrews pressed the importance of people following up with their second dose vaccine booking to prevent serious illness.

Picture: FILE PHOTO

Picture: FILE PHOTO

"Ninety-five or 96 per cent of the people in hospital who are gravely ill have not had a first or a second dose," he told reporters in Ballarat.

- with Australian Associated Press

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