Victoria records 44,155 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths

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Victoria records 44,155 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths

Health Minister Martin Foley said yesterday that case numbers may be inaccurate in the coming days, as positive cases who undergo both a RAT and PCR test may be counted twice in the daily tally.

There are 752 Victorians with COVID-19 in hospital and 104 patients with active and cleared infections in ICU.

Health authorities processed 83,993 PCR tests on Friday, with 146,863 cases now active across the state.

The ICU figures include 23 patients on ventilators.

Story Highlights

  • Of the new cases, 22,051 were detected from rapid tests and 22,104 were detected from PCR tests.

  • The state recorded four deaths in 24 hours, taking the total death toll for the current outbreak to 756.

More to come.

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