12 Aug 2020

Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 deaths

From Checkpoint, 6:22 pm on 12 August 2020

Today's rapid move to Level 3 and Level 2 has in part been in a bid to avoid what's happening across the Tasman.

Victoria today recorded its deadliest day since the pandemic began - 21 deaths in the last 24 hours.

New infections also remain stubbornly high, with a further 410 new cases confirmed today.

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says the state's strict lockdown measures are beginning to make a slow difference.