The Victorian health department announced another three deaths on Monday and confirmed the state is now managing 11,501 active Covid-19 cases.
Fears continue to mount over the spread of Omicron in Australia after NSW premier Dominic Perrottet announced a third case could be infected with the variant.
Some 141 travellers returned to Sydney after flying in from one of the nine southern Africa countries that have since been placed under a travel ban by Australia.
Two of them returned a positive result for the Omicron strain on Sunday while a third is believed to have been infected with the variant, Mr Perrottet revealed on Monday.
Victoria has recorded 1,007 new Covid-19 cases while NSW has reported 150 as fears continue to grow over the Omicron strain
The Victorian health department announced another three deaths on Monday and confirmed the state is now managing 11,501 active Covid-19 cases
'There are two, possibly three, positive cases among those 141,'he said.
'Travellers on five flights over the last 24 hours are in our health quarantine facility.'
There are 300 COVID patients in Victoria's hospitals, 45 of them are actively infected with the virus in intensive care and 17 requiring ventilation.
The seven-day hospitalisation average is 296.
Virus testers processed almost 48,397 results on Sunday, while 1813 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in state-run hubs.
More than 90 per cent of Victorians aged over 12 are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, all international arrivals to Victoria are now required to quarantine at home for 72 hours, following the emergence of the Omicron strain, with authorities warning the orders may be extended.
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