Sunday’s figures are a slight drop from Saturday’s record 1,965 cases and comes after 74,105 test results were received.
More information on the cases and deaths will be provided at Sunday’s daily press conference.
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Four people were arrested and 18 people were fined after a small group of protesters staged anti-vax rallies in Melbourne on Saturday.
Protesters gathered at Glen Waverly, Campbellfield Plaza Carpark and Glen Shopping Centre Carpark with meeting points announced on Telegram.
Telegram urged the “roadside rebels” to “wear white to unite” and later messages urged protesters to move demonstrations to Eastland Shopping Centre and Epping Plaza, but police were quick to intercept.
“Four people were arrested for various offences with 18 penalty notices for breach of the Chief Health Officer’s directions issued,” police said in a statement.
“Victoria Police will continue to have a highly visible presence to maintain public safety, and to ensure any protest activity that breaches the CHO directions does not impact on the broader community’s right to go about their daily lives.”
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The Victorian Department of Health reported 1,965 new daily infections on Saturday and five additional COVID-related deaths.
They include a man in his 50s, two men in their 60s, one man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s.
Health Department Deputy Secretary Kate Matson said of the 1,965 cases, 735 were reported in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and 464 in the west of Melbourne.
There were also 90 new cases in Regional Victoria, including 20 in Mildura on the New South Wales border.
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Ms Matson said health authorities were “particularly concerned” about case numbers in Mildura, which entered a seven-day lockdown on Saturday.
“We believe there may be additional cases out there that we have not found,” she said.
“Cases are spread across a number of households and there are links over into NSW. 
“The total number of active cases in Mildura is now 37, and that’s up from one case one week ago.”

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