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Victoria has recorded its 18th straight day of zero new coronavirus cases as testing rates spike across the state.

Victoria has recorded its 18th straight day of zero new coronavirus cases and no deaths.

The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed zero new infections and no deaths on Tuesday morning.

The number of active cases remains steady at three, while there are no infections from an unknown source.

A total of 17,412 COVID-19 tests results were received in the past 24 hours, significantly more than the 6695 received on Monday, which had dropped dramatically from the 20,819 people tested last Thursday.

The last positive cases of coronavirus in Victoria were on October 30 when four infections were recorded.

Victoria hasn’t recorded 18 or more consecutive days of zero new COVID-19 cases since between February 1 and 21.

Victoria has recorded 20,345 coronavirus cases and 819 deaths since the start of the pandemic, with 19,523 people having recovered as of Tuesday.

Two Victorians are in hospital with coronavirus.

It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews continued to urge Victorians to play their part in stopping the spread of coronavirus.

“We’ve come so far, you’ve built this precious thing, let’s safeguard it,” he said on Monday.

“That means each of us have to make good choices. No one wants to go back into lockdown and we all have to play our part to ensure that doesn’t happen.

“There will be cases in the future, there will be outbreaks and we will manage those well. But testing is critical, it’s just the most important thing.”


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