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Victoria Records 22 Local COVID-19 Cases

Victoria has recorded 22 new local coronavirus cases on the sixth day of its extended statewide lockdown. The new infections are linked to the current outbreak, which originated in New South Wales (NSW) and now totals 107 cases. A new case was also recorded in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 118. Some 59,355 tests were processed in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning, while 18,099 Victorians received a vaccine dose at one of the state-run hubs. It comes after Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday announced the state’s initial five-day lockdown would be extended until at least 11.59 p.m. on July 27. Andrews said the state had avoided an “NSW-style, long, lengthy, very challenging lockdown” but authorities needed more time to “extinguish” the outbreak. “We’re dealing with an outbreak that we think we are running alongside and we just need to get in …

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