ANOTHER 439 Victorians have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Sadly, 11 have died. It takes the total death toll to 147.
All of those who died overnight were linked to the aged care sector.
There are now 12,335 active cases in the state. 456 of those are in hospital with 38 in intensive care.
Around 21,000 people were tested on Monday.
Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a range of new penalties for breeches of restrictions and changes to approach.
The new penalties announced come as those who are meant to be self-isolating, because of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not found staying at home.
Mr Andrews said every single positive multiple case would be doorknocked at random, multiple times.
He said all close-contacts would be visited on the same basis.
Those who breach isolation requirements will receive a $4957 fine. Repeat offenders, or people who knowingly go to work with COVID-19, can be taken to the Magistrates' Court.
A breakdown of local government area data will be released later this afternoon.
As of Monday evening Ararat had one active COVID-19 case.
There are two active cases in the Northern Grampians and seven in Horsham.
More to come.
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