The state’s Department of Health confirmed the latest figure on Saturday morning, revealing 49 are linked to known outbreaks and 28 were in the community during their infectious period. 
Health authorities processed 55,333 tests in the past 24 hours. 
It comes after Victoria reported 79 new local infections on Friday with an alarming number – 26 – of mystery cases. 
Victoria records 79 new cases of COVID-19
The Andrews government is attempting to ramp up discussions with the Commonwealth in a bid to secure more vaccine doses as the state looks to match the jab rates of northern neighbour New South Wales. 
Victoria is hoping to boost vaccination numbers by up to 120,000 additional doses administered per week. 
According to current data, 52.3 per cent of Victoria’s population has received one dose of a vaccine, while 32.2 per cent are double dosed.
Victoria is expected to reach the 80 per cent one dose threshold by October 15, and the 80 per cent double dose target by November 17. 
Vaccine bookings for children 12 and above from September 13
Meanwhile in NSW, 62.8 per cent of the population has received one dose with 32.2 per cent double dosed. 
The state is also tipped to hit the 80 per cent first dose threshold by September 10 and 80 per cent double dosed by November 4. 
NSW GP clinics have fast-tracked the state’s vaccine rollout – prompting Victoria to consider paying GPs more over the weekend to incentivise them to continue administering jabs seven days a week. 
Victoria’s lockdown is slated to end on September 2, however, the number of new daily cases is threatening the reopening date. 

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