The results came from 62,189 tests and takes the number of active cases in the state to 14,368.
More information on the cases and deaths will be provided at Tuesday’s daily press conference.
New South Wales previously held the unwanted record with 1,599 infections. Victoria’s daily record was 1,488 cases on Saturday.
The record high comes as less than one third of Victorians believe the risk of COVID-19 is worse than the economic impact of lockdowns.
A recent survey conducted by Bastion Insights revealed 49 per cent of residents were likely to agree the economic cost of restrictions outweighed the risk of the highly infectious virus.
Thirty per cent disagreed and 21 per cent could no decide.
The construction industry will reopen from today after it was shut down for two weeks due to ongoing coronavirus transmission.
Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allen revealed construction sites will need to adhere to a raft of new measurers to ensure the construction sector can operate safely and remain open.
Employers need to ensure their workers have had a least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, must carry an Authorised Workers permit and all operators will need to prove their sites are COVID-safe with a marshal to ensure compliance is adhered to.
Up to five workers and a supervisor will be able to work on small projects while larger sites can have 25 per cent capacity. But if workers on a site are all vaccinated and crib facilities “meet best practice” it can be lifted to 50 per cent.
Tradies working on state critical projects or large construction sites can travel to regional Victoria to undertake work if they have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and take a test before travelling to the area.
They will need to take a swab twice a week until fully vaccinated.
Every site will need to have an up to date vaccination register. Service Victoria will have a portal available soon so documents can be accessible for operators and compliance teams.
Crib facilities may be used for the consumption of food and drink with strict density requirements and additional ventilation.
Regular compliance checks will be conducted with operators caught repeatedly breaching health orders shut down.
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Treasurer Tim Pallas revealed inspectors discovered 73 per cent of construction sites visited on September 16 were not complying with health directions.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the government has “every reason to be confident” the sector will remain open.
“I want this industry to stay open and get back normal,” he said on Friday.
“Not just 25 per cent. Right up to 100 per cent. We’ve got every reason to be confident about that. We just have to be vigilant in keeping these building sites safe for those who work in them and the families of people who work in them.”

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