Victoria's latest coronavirus outbreak has reached an unenviable new milestone, with 25 people dying of the virus in the past 24 hours.
This is the highest daily death toll since the pandemic began.
The state has recorded 282 new cases of coronavirus over the same time frame.
Of those deaths, 22 are linked to aged care.
There are 657 Victorians in hospital.
Of the new cases, 148 are deemed 'mystery cases' with an unknown source.
There have been no new cases of coronavirus recorded in the Northern Grampians for the past two weeks. One active case remains in the shire.
At his daily update, Premier Daniel Andrews said there were 436 cases in regional Victoria overall, a drop on the previous day's numbers.
"Come forward and get tested, then wait at home," he said. "Given there is so little flu transmission, if you have symptoms, there is every chance you have got it (coronavirus)."
There are 7474 active cases across Victoria overall, 2009 of these in aged care and 87 in disability settings.
Regionally, there are 155 active cases in Geelong, 47 in Bendigo and 28 in Ballarat, numbers which Mr Andrews said were relatively stable from yesterday.
"There should be no sense of complacency," he said.
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