VICTORIA has marked the official elimination of COVID-19 from the state again, after going 28 days without incidence of community transmission.
Health Minister Martin Foley said on Wednesday morning that the period "technically equates" to elimination, as it represented two 14-day incubation periods.
But Mr Foley warned the threat of the pandemic was "real and ongoing".
It comes as the state outlines plans to roll out the vaccine, with immunisation hubs at nine public hospitals, including one at Bendigo Health.
NO NEW cases of COVID-19 community transmission have been reported in Victoria, for the 28th day running.
Zero new cases were reported in hotel quarantine. A total of 21 cases are active in the state, confined to returned travellers.
The Department of Health announced on Tuesday it was investigating a positive COVID-19 result in a woman in her 60s, who arrived in the Philippines from Victoria.
Chief health officer Brett Sutton said this was likely to be a false positive, but further testing of the woman had been requested.
Professor Sutton said the woman was asymptomatic and results from her family and close contacts in Victoria had been negative.
Victoria continues to monitor a potential outbreak in Western Australia, parts of which entered lockdown after recording a positive case.
Despite intensive testing, the state is yet to record any new positive cases in the community.
16,142 test results were reported to the Department of Health in the 24 hours to Wednesday.
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