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Record number of new coronavirus cases in Victoria, two new deaths

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Victoria has broken its daily record for coronavirus cases with 484 confirmed overnight.

Victoria has broken its daily record for coronavirus cases with 484 confirmed overnight.

The state's COVID-19 tally now sits at 6739 cases.

Among the state's new cases, 97 were connected to known and contained outbreaks and 387 were under investigation.

Two more people have also lost their lives.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed two men in their 90s connected to aged care facilities passed away from the virus overnight.

"I will again take this opportunity to send our best wishes to their loved ones, their friends and family," he said.

"This will be a very challenging, very sad time for them, and we send our love and best wishes to them."

There are 205 Victorians in hospital, including 40 in intensive care.

This is a breaking news article and will be updated at 12.30pm when the official Victorian media conference begins.

You can follow all the latest coronavirus updates from around Australia in our live blog here.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-update-daniel-andrews-state-records-highest-number-covid19-cases/7c222d33-a0d7-4e10-a838-120e79635d00

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