Victoria records 12 deaths with COVID-19

Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino says, sadly, the state recorded 12 deaths with COVID-19.

"A man in his 40s, two men and two women in their 60s, one man and one woman in their 70s, three women and a man in their 80s and a woman in her 90s," Mr Merlino told a press conference on Thursday.

"We pass on our deepest condolences to their families and friends in this difficult time."

It comes as Victoria recorded 2,232 locally acquired COVID cases.