Victoria State Records 273 New COVID-19 Cases on July 12

July 11, 2020 Updated: July 11, 2020

Victoria has recorded 273 new COVID-19 cases and another death.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on July 12 a man in his 70s has died from the virus overnight, taking the national toll to 108.

“We send our best wishes and assure that family that our thoughts and prayers are with them. This will be a very, very difficult time for them,” he said.

It comes after a man in his 90s died from the virus on Friday.

The state now has 3799 COVID-19 cases, of which 1484 are active.

There are 57 people currently in hospital with the virus and 16 of those are in intensive care.

Andrews said he was grateful to the almost 32,000 people who were tested for the virus on Saturday.

“Arguably there is nothing more important than coming forward if you’ve got even mild symptoms,” he said.

The state has recorded a week of triple-digit increases in new cases, including a record 288 infections on Friday.

Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are again under stage three restriction, curbing public movement, because of the surge in cases.

Benita Kolovos in Melbourne