The state’s Department of Health on Tuesday said a women in her 60s and a female in her 40s who were diagnosed with the virus had died. 
There have now been 822 COVID-19 deaths in Victoria since the start of the pandemic.  
“Sadly, the Department has today been notified of the death of two Victorians diagnosed with COVID-19 – a female in her 60s from Hume and a female in her 40s from Darebin. They passed away at home,” the department said in a statement.
“We send our deepest condolences to the families and communities involved – and we will be working with them to give them the support and guidance they need over the coming days.”
Victoria is ‘aiming for low numbers’ of Delta cases as infection numbers rise
The Health Department urged residents who have contracted the virus to urgently seek medical care if their condition worsens.  
“We know COVID-19 symptoms can rapidly worsen. If this is happening to you (or someone you know or live with) and help is required, please seek medical care,” the statement said. 
“If it’s an emergency, call Triple Zero. More information will be available as these matters are investigated. They will be recorded in tomorrow’s COVID-19 numbers.”
Victoria recorded 76 new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 841.
There are 52 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 16 in intensive care, 15 of whom are on ventilators.  

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