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Victoria’s Covid cases SKYROCKET to 51,356 new infections – surging past NSW

Victoria records 51,356 new Covid-19 cases as it surges past NSW as ‘ground zero’ for Omicron with worrying data showing HUNDREDS of people have been infected TWICE

Victoria has once again become Australia’s Covid capital with the state reporting 51,356 new infections.

The spike in cases, which were announced on Saturday, come after health officials allowed positive rapid antigen test results to be included in the reporting of daily cases. 

The huge increase in cases comes as more than 400 Victorians have been hit with Covid-19 twice in the last two years, new figures have revealed.

NSW reported a record 45,098 new cases and nine deaths on Saturday. 

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