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Is Victoria close to it's COVID19 peak?

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Victoria's second wave of COVID-19 could be close to its peak as the state had six more deaths and hit a national record 532 new cases.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said modelling suggested Monday's numbers could be the peak of the state's large daily case numbers, but the days ahead would be most telling. "Modelling, with our effective reproduction number that I have seen most recently, suggests that today should be the peak," he told reporters.

"Now, I'm not going to sit back and say today is the peak. We have to see what happens in coming days." The latest case record prompted Premier Daniel Andrews to warn that if workplace transmission continued to rise, some industries would be forced to shut down.

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