Victoria has recorded another COVID related death.
Minister Ben Carroll said a man in his 70s died with COVID.
127 people are in hospital with COVID, 33 are in ICU and 21 are on a ventilator.
Of the cases in hospital, 90 per cent were unvaccinated and 10 per cent had had a single dose of vaccine.
Victoria has recorded 334 locally acquired cases of COVID in the 24 hours to midnight.
Mr Carroll, the Public Transport Minister, said a V/Line trainer driver has tested positive for COVID.
He had been in the Southern Cross staff room and travelled to Gippsland.
A number of staff has been furloughed.
He said about 20 services - including the Albury to Melbourne route - have been disrupted but he expects that to grow to 100 services.
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Of the new cases 149 are linked to known outbreaks and 185 mystery cases are under investigation.
39,027 vaccines were administered and 42,998 test results received in the 24 hours to midnight yesterday/
It comes as lockdown officially ended in regional Victoria at 11.59pm Thursday night.
Residents are now free to leave the house for any reason.
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