Victoria has recorded another substantial day of coronavirus growth, although it has not been as great as Thursday's record.
There have been 627 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, the second-biggest day of growth on record.
There was also eightlives lost due to the virus.
The lives lost were: two men in their 50s, two men in 70s, three men in their 80s and one woman in her 70s.
It also sees Victoria notch an ominous milestone, with more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases now recorded.
There has been 2,564 cases confirmed this week alone.
The total number of active cases linked to aged care is 928, and there are more than 1,000 health workers that are also active cases.
Addressing the media on Friday, Premier Daniel Andrews said there were more than 130 COVID-19 confirmations not found at home when doorknocking occurred.
You can watch his press conference here.
Mr Andrews said Australian Defence Force personnel and public health officials did more than 500 visits to positive cases on Thursday.
"I have to inform you that there were more than 130 unsuccessful visits, so around one in four people cannot be found at home," he said.
"There'll be a multitude of reasons for that, but what I can confirm for you is that more than 100 cases have been referred to Victoria Police."
The premier said there was no excuse for people who have been tested not to be isolating.
"It is simply unacceptable for you to have this virus and not be at home, if you're out doing other things."
There may be a handful who are out, getting some fresh air - that does not explain these numbers, these numbers go well and truly beyond anything like that. And all that will do is spread the virus."
The premier also said that the $300 isolation payment had been made to 4200 workers, at a cost of $1.26m.
He also hinted towards even stronger lockdowns being introduced.
However, he said they would not be announced today.
"It may well be the case ... that we need to take further steps, that the steps we've taken are not enough to pull this up."
As of today, people in Moorabool and Golden Plains (and four other shires surround Geelong) are not allowed to have any visitors in their home, nor are they able to visit other households in any shires.
However, they are allowed to: visit restaurants and cafes, gyms and attend community sport.
All shires to fall under new restrictions are:
- Golden Plains
- Greater Geelong
- Surf Coast
- Borough of Queenscliffe
Masks outside the home are also set to become mandatory throughout Victoria as of 11.59pm on Sunday.
Ballarat has managed to avoid any coronavirus growth this week, despite the virus creeping into regional communities. Daily location figures are normally not updated until mid-afternoon.
According to Thursday's data, Greater Geelong jumped from 44 cases to 59, while Greater Bendigo increased from 11 to 18.
Ballarat remained on 10 active cases, with four people in hospital in a stable condition.
WHERE TO TAKE A COVID-19 TEST IN BALLARAT
Everyone who feels even the slightest cold or flu-like symptom must assume they have the virus until a test result proves otherwise. Anybody with symptoms or awaiting a result should self-isolate at home.
- If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, make an appointment either online or by phone (4311 1571) to take a test at Lucas Community Hub. Tests are by appointment only.
- There is now a testing site at the Ballarat Senior Citizens Centre in the CBD. People are encouraged to book a test by calling 1800 054 172.
VICTORIA'S NIGHTMARE MONTH
- Friday, July 31: 627 cases, eight deaths. First day of new restrictions for six shires surrounding Geelong
- Thursday July 30: 723 cases, 13 deaths. Just when it was looking promising, alarming new record set.
- Wednesday July 29: 295 new cases, nine deaths as new cases drop below 300 for first time in nine days
- Tuesday July 28: 380 new cases, six deaths as aged care outbreaks continue to climb
- Monday July 27: 532 new cases as daily cases hits 500 for first time, six deaths
- Sunday July 26: 459 new cases as double-digit death toll is recorded for first time with 10 deaths
- Saturday July 25: 357 new cases, five new deaths
- Friday July 24: 300 cases, six deaths, ADF role expanded to help with contact tracing.
- Thursday July 23 - 403 cases, five deaths, worst day for fatalities in any state, masks now mandatory
- Wednesday July 22 - 484 cases, two deaths
- Tuesday July 21 - 374 cases, three deaths
- Monday July 20 - 275 cases, one death
- Sunday July 19 - 363 cases, three deaths, notice that masks will become mandatory in lockdown areas
- Saturday July 18 - 217 cases, three deaths, final Melbourne public housing tower released from hard lockdown
- Friday July 17 - 428 cases, three deaths
- Thursday July 16 - 317 cases, two deaths
- Wednesday July 15 - 238 cases, one death
- Tuesday July 14 - 270 cases, two deaths
- Monday July 13 - 177 cases
- Sunday July 12 - 273 cases, one death
- Saturday July 11 - 216 cases, one death
- Friday July 10 - 288 cases, a national daily record at the time
- Thursday July 9 - 165 cases, eight of nine Melbourne public housing towers released from hard lockdown
- Wednesday July 8 - 134 cases, new stage-three restrictions announced for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire
- Tuesday July 7 - 191 cases
- Monday July 6 - 127 cases, two deaths, NSW border closed
- Sunday July 5 - 74 cases
- Saturday July 4 - 108 cases, immediate hard lockdown of nine Melbourne public housing towers
- Friday July 3 - 66 cases
- Thursday July 2 - 77 cases
- Wednesday July 1 - 73 cases
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