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Man in his 20s among Victoria's latest COVID-19 victims as state records 372 new cases
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Man in his 20s among Victoria's latest COVID-19 victims as state records 372 new cases

The young man's death marks a sombre end to the week for Victorians, as authorities reveal they are unable to identify the source of one in five mystery cases in Melbourne.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Marissa Calligeros

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Man claiming condition makes him resistant to COVID-19 fined by police

Man claiming condition makes him resistant to COVID-19 fined by police

A man who claimed he has a condition making him 'resistant to coronavirus' is among the latest Victorians to be fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

  • by Marissa Calligeros and Rachael Dexter
'Concerning': Regional testing push after rise in 'mystery cases'
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'Concerning': Regional testing push after rise in 'mystery cases'

Victoria has recorded 278 new coronavirus cases in the past day, marking a significant decline in daily infections, but concerns are increasing about 'mystery cases' emerging outside Melbourne.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Marissa Calligeros
As it happened: 21 more deaths, 410 new cases in Victoria; Premier warns of harsher rules for NSW; Auckland back in lockdown

As it happened: 21 more deaths, 410 new cases in Victoria; Premier warns of harsher rules for NSW; Auckland back in lockdown

Victoria has recorded 21 deaths, a new high in the state's daily death toll, and 410 new cases, while NSW health authorities focus on a religious retreat that may have sparked a Sydney school cluster.

  • by Marissa Calligeros and Ashleigh McMillan
As it happened: ADF repeatedly offered to assist Victorian quarantine: Defence Minister; 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alert

As it happened: ADF repeatedly offered to assist Victorian quarantine: Defence Minister; 19 deaths for second day as Victoria records 331 new cases; NSW on alert

Australia has recorded another deadly day in the coronavirus pandemic but there are hopes Victoria's coronavirus case numbers are stabilising, as NSW is on alert for growing school clusters.

  • by Marissa Calligeros and David Estcourt
Coronavirus updates LIVE: 19 die, 322 infected on Victoria's deadliest day; NSW schools close after positive cases

Coronavirus updates LIVE: 19 die, 322 infected on Victoria's deadliest day; NSW schools close after positive cases

Victoria has 322 more confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 more people have succumbed to the illness. Meanwhile, the PM said he hoped COVID restrictions, including border closures, would be resolved by Christmas, but now doubts they will.

  • by Simone Fox Koob and Marissa Calligeros
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Police fine 276 people for breaching lockdown restrictions

Police fine 276 people for breaching lockdown restrictions

Police fine 276 people for breaching Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions, including a couple visiting a playground more than 5km from home because they were 'sick of walking around their local area'.

  • by Marissa Calligeros
Hotel quarantine problems? 'I found out in the media,' says Sutton

Hotel quarantine problems? 'I found out in the media,' says Sutton

Victoria's Chief Health Officer says he first learnt about major problems with security guards at Melbourne's quarantine hotels when he read it in newspapers.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Marissa Calligeros
Victorians still flouting self-isolation rules as 450 new cases, 11 deaths recorded
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Victorians still flouting self-isolation rules as 450 new cases, 11 deaths recorded

More than 100 people who should be in self-isolation could not be found when ADF personnel and health teams knocked on their doors on Thursday, Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed.

  • by Marissa Calligeros and Rachael Dexter
Victorians urged to not panic buy as meat output cut by a third
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Victorians urged to not panic buy as meat output cut by a third

Beef, lamb and pork processing plants and abattoirs reduce their operations to two-thirds of their normal output, but Premier Daniel Andrews has warned Victorians against panic buying.

  • by Marissa Calligeros
Worst day: Victoria records 725 new cases of coronavirus, 15 deaths
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Worst day: Victoria records 725 new cases of coronavirus, 15 deaths

A man aged in his 30s is among the 15 Victorians who have died of coronavirus in the past day, as the state records its biggest daily number of new cases yet, 725.

  • by Marissa Calligeros and Mathew Dunckley