VICTORIA has recorded another 1,254 cases of COVID-19 as Western Victoria waits to see if its total numbers will rise for a third day in a row.
There are 310 in hospitals with COVID-19, 48 people are in intensive care and 31 are on ventilators.
Another five people have died.
Another 4,718 people received a vaccine dose yesterday and over 75,000 people were tested for the virus.
The Department of Health is expected to release updated numbers for the Western Victoria later today.
In Canberra, the government narrowly avoided an embarrassing loss on the floor of the House of Representatives after rogue member George Christensen broke with colleagues against class action law changes.
Mr Christensen had been threatening to cross the floor over his opposition to vaccine mandates and health restrictions.
The government won the vote and the bill has proceeded to the Senate.
Meanwhile in Tasmania, premier Peter Gutwein said people had had long enough to get vaccinated.
He announced that the state would reopen from December 15.
- With Australian Associated Press
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