Australia Corona Virus

Victoria records 21 new COVID-19 deaths, 542 people in hospital

IMAGE: The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Victoria fell below 600 yesterday.(Supplies: Alfred Hospital)

Source: ABCnews

Victoria has recorded another 21 COVID-19 deaths.

The number of people in hospital after contracting the virus sits at 542, down from 575 a day earlier.

Of those patients, 71 are in intensive care units, with 27 people on ventilators.

The state reported 9,908 new infections — 3,627 from PCR results and 6,281 from rapid antigen tests. 

It takes the number of officially reported active infections to 57,022, down from 58,449 yesterday.

About 46 per cent of the state’s adult population has now had a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.