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Victoria reported 1275 new local Covid-19 cases and four deaths

Victoria recorded 1275 new local Covid-19 cases on Sunday and four deaths.

There were more than 300 cases being treated in hospital, with 56 in intensive care and about half of those relying on oxygen from ventilators.

The state’s vaccine rate continues to rise, however, with 89 per cent of Victorians aged from 12 having now received both doses of the Covid jab.

On Saturday, Australia’s youngest death from the virus was reported in Victoria in a child aged under 10.

The Department of Health did not specify the child’s age other than that they were aged under 10.

It was also noted the child had “serious comorbidities”.

Camera IconCase numbers in Victoria continue to rise. NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty Credit: News Corp Australia

Victoria eased a number of restrictions on Friday, with density limits for hospitality, concerts and events scrapped for fully vaccinated attendees.

International students also received a boost on Saturday, with the news the Victorian Government would allow those fully vaccinated to quarantine on arrival into the state.

To enter Victoria freely, international students must test negative to Covid-19 within 72 hours of their departure from their home country and prove they have had a Therapeutic Goods Association approved vaccine.

The new freedoms now mean the state have fewer restrictions than NSW.

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