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Coronavirus latest: Victoria equals most deadly day on record

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Victoria has recorded its equal most deadly coronavirus day on record.

In the past 24 hours, 19 Victorians, aged between their 50s and 90s, have died with COVID-19.

Of the 19 new deaths, 14 have been linked to aged care.

It comes after 19 people also died with the virus yesterday.

Victoria’s COVID-19 death toll currently stands at 246.

Another 331 coronavirus cases have been recorded across Victoria overnight.

There are 650 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 47 in intensive care and 24 on ventilators.

A case breakdown, released by DHHS, reveals 366 children aged nine or younger currently have the virus.

There are currently a total of 1185 active cases among health workers.

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The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday began releasing daily figures on Twitter ahead of the daily press conference.

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