Testing blitz for students continues as Victoria records 1,220 cases of COVID-19

Victoria has recorded 1,220 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths, with Melbourne set to become the most locked-down city in the world tomorrow night, beating out Argentina’s Buenos Aires at 245 days in lockdown.

The new cases were detected from 71,275 test results, marking a second straight record day of testing in the state. They bring the state’s total number of active cases to 11,785.

A total of 36,248 vaccine doses were administered at state-run sites yesterday.

Over 81 per cent of Victorians have now had a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while over 51 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

The Department of Health is again calling on all students sitting the GAT on Tuesday to come forward for a COVID test, with Victoria recording its highest ever testing figures on Friday.

The department recommends students living in areas with high COVID-19 case numbers get tested for coronavirus, with postcodes of priority listed as: 3021, 3023, 3029, 3030, 3037, 3046, 3047, 3048, 3059, 3060, 3061, 3064, 3073, 3074, 3075, 3076, 3082, 3338, 3750, 3752, 3754 and 3977.

Students living in these areas have been given instructions on accessing priority COVID-19 testing this weekend, with dedicated lanes available at the Melbourne Showgrounds and Coolaroo testing sites.

More to come.

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