Victoria’s Cases Dip Slightly As Vax Economy Trial Kicks Off

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Victoria's daily coronavirus cases reported on Monday took a slight dip, with 1612 new infections.

Sadly, there were eight Covid-related deaths.

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The new cases were detected from 73,000 swabs processed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the state's active infections to 19,012. 

More than 34,000 vaccines were administered at state run hubs on Sunday, with thousands more at GPs and pharmacies.

At least 85.5 percent of Victorians aged over 16 have received one dose of a Covid vaccine, while 58.6 per cent are fully vaccinated.


Meanwhile, Victoria's vaccinated economy trial has kicked off ahead of Melbourne's Freedom Day. 

15 regions are taking part where capacity for venues has expanded for fully vaccinated residents.

It is the first taste of life under a vaccine passport system, with its success or failure set pave the way for major events including 10 thousand people track-side at Melbourne Cup.

Victorians are now also able to link their vaccination status to the state's service app to check in with confidence.

Go to MyGov or Medicare app, click on vax history, and then click ‘share with check in app’.

You’ll then see two green ticks when you check in.

However, there is a trick to it, you need to update the app and then you’ll be prompted to add your certificate.


Join Tom Tilley with regular rotating co-hosts Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst and Jamila Rizvi on The Briefing, Monday - Saturday, for the day's headlines and breaking news as well as hot topics and interviews. Available on Listnr.

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10 October 2021

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