Despite record instances, Victoria's "independence day" has been set.

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Here is the latest COVID19 lockdown update. 

In just a few weeks, Victorians will be granted a slew of new rights, with the state on track to meet its next major vaccination target at the end of October.

Victoria announced a new high for Covid cases on Saturday, with 1448 infections and two fatalities, and 1220 cases and three deaths on Sunday.

Residents in NSW have been urged not to become complacent as case numbers continued to decline on Sunday, with 667 infections, but deaths remained high, with 10 fatalities.

Melbourne’s lockdown is set to end this month, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing that fully vaccinated Victorians would be granted a slew of new freedoms on October 26.

About 52% of Victorians over the age of 16 have got two vaccinations, with the state expected to reach the 70% mark on October 26 or a few days early.

Melbourne will gain a variety of freedoms as a result of this, including the ability to meet in groups of ten outdoors, the reopening of pubs and clubs, increased capacity limitations on weddings and funerals, and the reopening of hairdressers and personal care services.

Community sport can resume in remote Victoria, hospitality establishments can accommodate 30 fully vaccinated individuals indoors, and funerals and weddings can be held with 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 outdoors.

Community sport can resume in remote Victoria, hospitality establishments can accommodate 30 fully vaccinated individuals indoors, and funerals and weddings can be held with 30 fully vaccinated people indoors and 100 outdoors.

Mr Andrews congratulated Victorians for their dedication and asked more people to be vaccinated so that they could “finish this off so we can get the lockdown off at the end of October (and) get the facility open.”

“We’re almost there. “(We can) look forward to Christmas being the kind of Christmas we desire, not only in 2022, but several weeks before Christmas,” he stated.

“As a community, we can look forward to the coming weeks with hope and optimism.”

This comes after the state’s case count surpassed tens of thousands last week. On Saturday, Victoria saw the highest day infection counts of the pandemic, with 1448 infections and two deaths.

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