Victoria has recorded 1073 new coronavirus cases and six more deaths on Monday.
There are 310 people hospitalised with the virus.
Of those patients, 45 people are in intensive care, including 19 on ventilation.
There were 56,337 tests undertake in the past 24 hours, while Victoria‘s double-dose vaccination rate stands at 91 per cent.
On Sunday the state recorded 980 new Covid-19 cases.
Premier Daniel Andrews has assured the border with NSW will not be shut, and the state will not be pursuing an aggressive “Omicron zero” strategy to lock out the new Covid-19 variant.
“The notion that we try and keep this out forever … that just doesn’t make sense,” he said on Sunday.
“We think that’s important not just for the people of Victoria and NSW, but if Victoria and NSW are working closely together, I reckon that’s pretty good for the rest of the country as well.”
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