Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed 725 positive coronavirus cases have been recorded across the state in the past 24 hours.
This is the highest number of positive cases recorded in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic.
The state has also recorded 15 deaths overnight bringing the total to 162.
The latest figures come as regional Victorians prepare for stage 3 restrictions.
From 11.59pm on Wednesday, regional Victorians will not be able to leave their homes except for four reasons:
- food and supplies
- medical care or caregiving
- work or education if can't be completed from home
Local government area figures will be released later today.
Mr Andrews declared a State of Disaster on Sunday afternoon as Melbourne entered Stage 4 coronavirus restrictions.
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