The Border has struck a grim new milestone, with the number of COVID-19 deaths reaching double digits on Tuesday after a tenth Mercy Place resident died from the virus.
"The Murrumbidgee LHD wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family, friends and community at this time," the health district said in a statement.
But both MLHD and Albury Wodonga Health said community vaccination and case numbers rates were pleasing.
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The latest federal government vaccination statistics show that of the population aged 15 and above in Federation, Murray River, Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Moira, Towong and Wangaratta council areas, more than 95 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Close behind is Berrigan at 94.2 per cent, Albury at 93.7 per cent, Wodonga at 93 per cent and Greater Hume at 92.2 per cent.
Edward River and Murrumbidgee council areas trail at 65.8 per cent and 87.6 per cent fully vaccinated.
On Tuesday there were 10 new cases recorded among Albury residents and three in Wodonga.
Federation Council recorded two cases, while there were single cases in Temora and Wagga.
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