Victoria's Deadliest Day Of Delta As Riot Police Primed For Protestors

628 new infections

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Victoria COVID cases spike with 628 new infections reported on Wednesday and three deaths.

Health authorities are yet to reveal how many cases were in the community while infectious. 

Melbourne Local News

More than 60,829 Victorians rolled up their sleeve for a Covid jab on Tuesday, bringing the states vaccines targets to 73.5 per cent of eligible people having received one dose of the jab, while 44.7 per cent of people are now double-dosed.

New tier one exposure sites have also been listed overnight to include the Emergency Departments at the Alfred, Casey and Dandenong Hospitals.

The exact times and dates can be found here.

Meanwhile, riot police are prepared for more wild protests in the city as lawless tradies and anti-vax protestors plan to take over Melbourne's city streets for third day.

Police have made a number of arrests already, as Chief Commissioner Shane Patton warned 100-plus Public Order Response Team (PORT) members will be joining officers.

PORT are trained for such combats and carry non-fatal arsenal that will stop rioters without killing them.


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22 September 2021

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