Victoria records 183 new local COVID-19 cases

Victoria has recorded another 183 new cases of COVID-19 in the last day, as authorities push for higher testing rates.

There were 48,000 tests conducted yesterday and 29,000 jabs administered across the state.

There are now currently 1417 cases attributed to the latest Delta outbreak.

READ MORE: Victoria records 190 new cases of COVID-19, warning peak yet to come

Cars enter a drive through COVID testing site in Brunswick in Melbourne.

Yesterday, officials warned residents across the state must prepare for higher case numbers, saying that the worst has yet to come.

Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton that number are likely to bounce around, and that a one day decrease in number is not a trend in the right direction.

"One day is not a trend," he said. "We can't say for sure when case numbers will peak.

"The trend over seven-day periods has been incremental increasing and I expect that to happen until we get higher vaccination coverage.

"Professor Sutton said cases may have surged due to more incursions of the virus from Sydney that went undetected, insisting "we got our arms around that earlier outbreak".

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