Victoria has recorded 1,466 new local COVID-19 cases along with eight deaths in the 24 hours to midnight, the Department of Health announced on Tuesday.
Mr Foley passed on his sympathies to the family and friends of a man in his 90s from Hume, a man in his 80s from Moonee Valley, a man in his 80s from Monash, a woman in her 70s from Maribyrnong, a woman in her 80s from Whittlesea, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s from Moreland and a man in his 40s from Bayside.
There are currently 675 Victorians in hospital with 144 in intensive care and 100 of those are on a ventilator.
The results came from 68,509 tests and takes the number of active cases in the state to 19,627.
More information on the cases and deaths will be provided at Tuesday morning’s daily press conference.
Vaccination uptake has been steady over the past five days with more than 80,000 residents coming forward each day for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Just over 86 per cent of the state have received one dose and 60 per cent are double dosed.
The state is expected to emerge from lockdown around October 26 after the 70 per cent vaccination threshold is met. 
More to come.
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