Another 17 people have died from COVID-19 in Victoria, the largest increase in fatalities from the illness in the state since the start of the pandemic.
Premier Daniel Andrews revealed the sad news at his daily briefing on Sunday.
The deaths include two men in their 50s, four men in their 70s, four women and two men in their 80s, and two women and three men in their 90s.
Ten of these deaths are connected to aged care.
Overnight, a further 394 COVID-19 cases were confirmed, the lowest daily increase since July 29.
The new cases bring the total number of active cases to 7854, about 500 of which are in regional areas.
Healthcare workers account for 994 current active cases, while 1748 are linked to aged care settings.
More than 2750 cases come from an unknown source, an increase of 174 on Saturday.
Mr Andrews said these "mystery cases" were, in many respects, the biggest challenge, in terms of containment.
There are 634 people in hospital with COVID-19, 43 of whom are receiving intensive care.
Twenty-six are on a ventilator.
Another 41,416 COVID-19 tests were processed in the past 24 hours, which Mr Andrews described as a "massive testing effort".
He thanked everyone who had come forward to get tested.
To date, Victoria has seen more than 1.8 million tests.
As of Saturday, there were 53 active cases within the City of Greater Bendigo.
There was a total of 88 active cases across central Victoria - 29 in Macedon Ranges, three in Mount Alexander, two in Loddon, and one in Campaspe.
Data provided by the Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday showed the cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Hazeldene's Chicken stood at 10.
Fifteen cases were connected to Don KR Castlemaine.
There was no update on the number of cases in the St Joseph's Primary School community, which on Friday came to 12 - nine students and three teachers.
On Friday Weeroona College Bendigo confirmed it was linked to a reported coronavirus case.
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