IMAGE: Health authorities believe Victoria’s daily case numbers are starting to stabilise.(AAP: Daniel Pockett)
Victoria’s COVID-19 hospitalisations are sitting at 1,096, down from 1,206 reported on Thursday, and a further 20 deaths have been reported.
Of the patients in hospital, there are 121 in intensive care, 34 of whom are on ventilators.
There are now at least 252,399 active cases in the state.
The state has officially recorded 18,167 new COVID-19 infections, but the true number of new cases in the community is much higher.
The new cases were reported from 10,023 PCR results and 8,144 at-home rapid antigen tests (RATs).
About 28 per cent of Victorian adults have received three doses of a vaccine so far.