New campaign to help COVID-positive Victorians recover at home | 7NEWS

7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “New campaign to help COVID-positive Victorians recover at home | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

Victoria’s COVID cases have spiked on a deadly day that claimed 29 lives. The death toll was the highest we’ve recorded in 16 months, but the experts say there are positive signs we’re on the way out of the Omicron wave.

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