Coronavirus crisis: Fresh blow as Vic set to miss key target as State records 847 new cases

Anthony PiovesanNCA NewsWire
Not Supplied
Camera IconNot Supplied Credit: News Corp Australia

Victoria has recorded 847 new local cases of coronavirus as the State looks certain to miss its first key road map target.

The Department of Health also confirmed one more Victorian had died from the virus.

Saturday’s total is the state’s highest daily figure of infections since the pandemic hit.

A total of 59,342 Covid-19 tests were processed in the past 24 hours.

Under the lockdown exit road map plan, released last week, a minor easing of restrictions was due to come into effect on Sunday if 80 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and older had received their first vaccine dose.

As of Saturday morning, 76.3 per cent of the state’s population have received their first dose, while 46.57 were double dosed.

COVID-19 PRESSER
Camera IconVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews released the state’s road map plan last week. NCA NewsWire/Sarah Matray Credit: News Corp Australia

Instead, the target would more likely be reached later next week.

Once the target is reached, Melbourne’s 10km travel limit will be increased to 15km and outdoor recreation, including golf, tennis and basketball, will be allowed, subject to caps.

Personal training will also be allowed for five vaccinated people outside.

In regional Victoria masks will be allowed to be removed for hairdressing and beauty appointments and on-site learning will resume for final year VCAL students.

More to come

Originally published as Fresh blow as Vic set to miss key target as state records 847 new cases of Covid-19

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails