Victoria has recorded 1166 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday morning, a day after further eased restrictions took effect, bringing the state's total active cases to 9581.
Despite recording more than 1000 new cases, the state's active case number has dropped dramatically by more than 4000 over Friday's number.
The new restrictions came into effect from Friday with the state anticipated to reach its target of having 90 per cent of the population aged 12 or older fully vaccinated over the weekend. Currently, the state is sitting at 89 per cent fully vaccinated.
Almost 7000 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, with a total of 4.8 million doses administered at state-run vaccination clinics.
Five people have died while 312 are hospitalised with 55 in intensive care and 24 on a ventilator.
With almost all remaining restrictions lifted just before midnight on Friday, Victoria is on the cusp of 90 per cent full vaccination in those aged over 12.
Meanwhile, the Victorian government will spend the next week negotiating with crossbenchers to pass its pandemic legislation after days of protests on parliament's front steps.
Right-wing extremists have joined protesters, who brought out gallows and chanted that they wanted to "hang" and "kill" Premier Daniel Andrews earlier this week.
Key Victorian crossbench MP Andy Meddick's daughter Kielan was also allegedly attacked on a Fitzroy street on Thursday night and suffered a head injury, in what he believes was a politically-motivated incident.
Police say the 25-year-old woman was spray painting over a poster on Smith St about 11pm when a man approached her.
After an argument, she threw the can towards him while attempting to leave. He then followed her and threw it back, striking her in the back of the head.
But Mr Meddick said the statement from police doesn't contain all the facts "for whatever reason" and insists his daughter was not the instigator.
"That is patently untrue," he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Ms Meddick, who is an artist and transgender, is said to have come across an anti-vaccination sign on a pole and began spray painting over it when she was "aggressively and abusively" approached from behind.
She became "scared and started to walk away", her father said, and threw the can while running away from the man.
"She was worried that they had been identified because of (being my child)," Mr Meddick said, despite saying he didn't believe the man mentioned the MP's name.
"That's something that can only be determined if they catch the perpetrator and ask them."
In a series of further Instagram posts on Friday evening, Ms Meddick said she threw the can out of fear and was "covering up anti-vax and right-wing propaganda".
Anti-COVID vaccine mandate and restrictions protesters are planning to rally in Melbourne's CBD on Saturday, while a counter anti-fascist demonstration has been scheduled nearby.
- with AAP
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