Victoria has recorded another big drop in COVID cases with its lowest day in nearly a week.
On Tuesday, the health department confirmed there had been 1466 cases in the 24 hours until midnight.
There were also eight COVID-related deaths.
36,383 doses of the vaccine were administered on Monday and there are now 19,627 active cases of the virus in the state.
This is the lowest case day for Victoria since last Wednesday when 1420 cases were recorded.
There were 1612 cases recorded on Monday, 1890 on Sunday, 1965 on Saturday and 1838 on Friday.
More than 30 per cent of Monday’s new infections were recorded in the northern suburbs.
Changes to vaccine rollout
On Monday, Health Minister Martin Foley announced changes to the state’s vaccine rollout, with mRNA vaccines now available to anyone aged over 12.
Previously, Victorians who were aged over 60 could only receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
But they will now be able to access Moderna or Pfizer with vaccine supplies “increasingly assured”.
“As we push to 70 and 80 per cent double dose and beyond, it’s time to throw open the doors of all of our clinics to the mRNA vaccines,” Foley said.
“This change, which is now in effect, has been made possible by the relative certainty we now have for both Moderna and Pfizer and the extraordinary number of young people who have come forward over the past three-and-a-half weeks.
“In fact, Victoria is well on the way to becoming one of the world’s most vaccinated jurisdictions.”