The number of COVID-19 cases announced today is almost half that of the previous day, with 217 cases reported state-wide.
Premier Daniel Andrews is continuing to urge people with even the mildest of symptoms to be tested for COVID-19.
There are now 5353 cases of COVID-19 in Victoria with 2608 of those cases remaining active.
Two more people have died in the past 24 hours, one woman in her 80s and one man in his 80s, bringing the total COVID-19 death toll in Victoria to 34.
Of the 217 new cases, 11 are connected with known outbreaks, one is in hotel quarantine and 205 are under investigation by the public health team.
During a midday press conference, Mr Andrews said 28,104 coronavirus tests were conducted on Friday.
"The testing rate is getting close to 20,000 tests per 100,000 which is an amazing effort," he said.
"We are deeply grateful to every Victorian who has come forward to get tested over this long journey.
"It is so so important to come forward even with the mildest of symptoms.
"That is how we can isolate you, that is how we can isolate your close contacts, that is how we can limit the spread of this virus."
The number of new cases in each local government area is expected to be released on Saturday afternoon.
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