ANOTHER 847 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Victoria - the highest daily case total since the pandemic started. The new locally-acquired coronavirus cases take the state's active case tally to 7611. A further 59,342 people were tested for the virus on Friday, while 37,220 vaccines were administered at state run vaccination hubs. One Victorian with COVID-19 has also died. READ MORE: The Ararat Advertiser has removed the paywall from our stories relating to health warnings and safety of the community. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.