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Density limits to return in Victoria after 21,997 new COVID-19 cases

Authorities say there are no plans to introduce a lockdown.

Density limits will be reintroduced in Victoria from 11:59pm AEDT tonight, after the state reported 21,997 new COVID-19 cases overnight.

In addition, those who test positive on a RAT will now be considered "probable" cases and must immediately isolate for 7 days, then report the result to the Department of Health through an online form or by phone.

That system will go live tomorrow, according to the ABC.

Density limits of 1 person per 2 square metres will also be introduced for indoor hospitality venues & entertainment venues from midnight, with the restrictions aimed towards young people.

Health Minister Martin Foley said that around 40% of cases were aged in their 20s, but added that there were no plans to introduce a lockdown.

Victoria today recorded 21,997 new COVID-19 cases & 6 deaths, with 631 people in hospital.

Watch the full press conference here.


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