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COVID-19 latest: 24 more deaths, but active case numbers head in right direction

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Victoria has recorded its most deadly COVID-19 day in more than a week.

In the past 24 hours, 24 people have died with the virus.

21 of those 24 deaths have links to aged care.

It comes as Victoria recorded 149 new COVID-19 cases.

It’s the fifth day this week the new case figure has been in the 100s.

There are 578 Victorians in hospital with COVID-19, 39 of those receiving intensive care.

Sixteen of those 39 are on ventilators.

There are 3488 active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.

That figure was 7155 this time last week.

DAILY CASES THIS WEEK:
August 20: 240
August 21: 179
August 22: 182
August 23: 208
August 24: 116
August 25: 148
TODAY: 149

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