Victoria recorded 7,810 new Covid infections in the last reporting period and its highest daily death toll since 2020.

The state has seen 41 people die from the virus, which is the highest daily death toll the state has seen since September 4, 2020.

Although the number seems high, it has not been confirmed whether all of these deaths occurred during the same reporting period.

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There are currently 687 people in hospital with the virus, 80 people in intensive care and 31 people on ventilators.

Hospitalizations fell by 707 patients on Friday.

The latest figures come from 5,099 positive rapid antigen tests and 2,711 positive PCR tests.

This brings the total number of active cases in Victoria to 63,409.

This is a significant drop from Friday’s 65,968 active cases.

The latest figures come as pupils return to school for their first week of term, leading to over 2,900 pupils and over 400 teachers testing positive for Covid.

Despite the sudden increase in cases, no schools have been closed.

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