There were 252 new cases of COVID-19 recorded across regional Victoria overnight.
Health minister Martin Foley urged all unvaccinated Victorians to get the jab as the state begins to reopen.
Mr Foley said it had never been easier to get access to a vaccine.
"As we close in on 80 per cent later this week. Currently, most important thing we can do is to step forward and support are from my healthcare workers, community control organisations like this and get vaccinated," he said.
"There continues to be the message and its message that we need lots of different ways to get community engagement through.
"Just to make sure that we avoid completely avoidable hospitalisations through COVID-19 by getting as many people with those double jabs in their arms."
There were seven deaths recorded overnight.
Mr Foley said they included:
- One woman in her 20s
- One man in his 40s
- One man in his 60s
- Two women and a man in their 80s
- One man in his 90s.
"We particularly take this opportunity to reflect and send our deepest condolences to all those families, communities and friends of those people who have tragically passed away," Mr Foley said.
ANOTHER 1,461 new coronavirus cases have been recorded overnight in Victoria.
The new infections take the state's active case tally to 24,831.
Sadly, another seven people have died.
There are 802 people in hospital with coronavirus, while 152 are receiving intensive care and 92 are on ventilators.
Another 27,859 Victorians received a vaccine dose and over 56,900 people were tested.
It comes as Bendigo Health warns that residents they may experience a longer wait for test results as the demand for testing continues.
On Sunday, Greater Bendigo recorded another 33 new coronavirus cases.
Data from the Department of Health released on Sunday showed 11 new cases in the 3551 postcode, 10 new cases in the 3555 postcode, and eight new cases in the 3550 postcode.
There were also three new cases in the 3556 postcode and a single case in the 3515 postcode.
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