Victoria has recorded 471 further cases of coronavirus, and eight new deaths, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.
The latest deaths include two men in their 60s, three men and two women in their 80s and one woman in her 90s.
Four of the latest deaths are linked to aged care, Mr Andrews said.
The latest deaths take Victoria’s death toll from COVID-19 to 170.
Mr Andrews said the state had recorded a further 107 “mystery” cases — cases of suspected community transmission, for which no source could be found.
There are 7,449 active coronavirus cases in Victoria, including 1,533 linked to aged care, including residents and staff.
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