The state of Victoria has recorded Australia's highest daily case tally with 1838 new cases of Covid-19 and five deaths.
It marks the highest daily case tally in any Australian jurisdiction since the beginning of the pandemic.
The cases were identified from 77,554 test results, and bring the total number of active cases in the state to 16,823.
There were 36,600 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered at state-run sites yesterday, and tens of thousands more through GPs and pharmacies.
More than 84 percent of Victorians have received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while more than 55 percent are now fully vaccinated.
Vaccination priority for Victorians with disability
From today, Victorians living with a disability will be able to get vaccinated at any state-run vaccination centre without a booking.
The government will also open 10 additional pop-up vaccination centres dedicated to people with disabilities in hotspot areas of concern later this month.
Minister for Child Protection, Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan said lagging rates of vaccination in National Disability Insurance Scheme participants had spurred the government into action.
"This is very much about us stepping in. We're not happy with the vaccine rates at the moment," Donnellan said.
He said the quickly approaching roadmap dates for opening up the state had made vaccinating vulnerable communities an urgent priority.
"We're opening up, we need to deal with this now. And that's why we've stepped in."
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