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COVID-19 milestone

VICTORIA reached a milestone on Tuesday, with the state recording no active COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than three months.

The Department of Health revealed on Tuesday the state’s last remaining active case, which was detected in hotel quarantine, had recovered on Monday.

It meant the state had no active cases for the first time since December 11, before an outbreak in Sydney’s northern beaches spread to Victoria and led to a cluster in Melbourne just before Christmas.

Chief health officer, Brett Sutton said while it was positive to no local transmission for almost four weeks, the threat of the virus was not gone.

“We need people to be aware that coronavirus can reach into our community again until we’ve got extremely high vaccination coverage,” he said.

“There is a sense of course that we should all be optimistic about the rollout of vaccines, but we’ve got one per cent of our eligible population covered at the moment.

“There’s a long way to play out until we get high vaccination coverage.

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