Victoria has recorded a record number of Coronavirus cases with 725 new infections reported.

There have been 15 further deaths overnight, including a male in his 30s.

Twelve of the cases are linked to aged care providers.

There were 24,000 tests conducted yesterday.

There are 538 people now in the hospital.

A workers permit system comes into effect for all essential workers this evening, which must be carried by the staff members at all times. More details here.

Essential & permitted workers, whether working from home or working on-site, will be able to get access to childcare services from 11:59PM tonight. A permit will be required for this as it will only be available for workers who do not have other people at home who can care for children.

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The permits will be available for kinder and primary school-aged children.

Elective surgery will be cancelled unless it’s level 1 and most urgent level 2’s. Level 2 will be on a case by case basis. This will be statewide.