IMAGE: The Victorian government announced yesterday that some restrictions would ease further from 6pm Friday.(ABC News: Peter Drought)
Victoria has recorded the deaths of a further 14 COVID-19 patients.
The number of people in hospital after contracting the virus sits at 451, up from the 401 reported on Thursday.
Of the people in hospital, 64 are in intensive care units and 16 are on ventilators.
The state has reported 6,935 new infections. That tally includes 2,606 positive PCR tests and 4,329 positive rapid antigen test notifications.
It takes the number of officially reported active infections to 48,852, down from 50,042 on Wednesday.
About 54 per cent of the state’s adult population has now had a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The new cases come as as an easing of COVID-19 restrictions is about to come into effect at 6pm Friday.