The previous record was confirmed on Saturday when Victoria saw 847 new cases.
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The truck driver has been living in shared accommodation but has been infectious in the community for eight days while infectious.
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So far, he said the rising case numbers in New South Wales were not translating into pressure on hospitals, with only 26 people in intensive care.
Reinfections will become the norm but what we hope is reinfections will be less severe because our body has various aspects of the immune response.