Australia Corona Virus

Victoria records seven new COVID-19 deaths, hospitalisations at 638

IMAGE: The number of active COVID-19 cases in Victoria fell to just over 60,000 over the weekend.(Supplied: TLC Healthcare)

Source: ABCnews

Victoria has recorded another seven COVID-19 deaths.

The number of people in hospital after contracting the virus sits at 638, down from 652 a day earlier.

Of those patients, 72 are in intensive care units, with 26 people on ventilators.

The state reported 8,275 new infections  2,308 from PCR results and 5,967 from rapid antigen tests. 

It takes the number of officially reported active infections to 59,801, down from 60,917 on Sunday.

About 45 per cent of the state’s adult population has now had a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Elective surgery resumes in Victoria today in a limited capacity after being suspended since early January.

The Health Department said procedures will be limited to day surgery at private hospitals and day procedure centres at up to 50 per cent of normal levels.

Elective surgeries have been cleared to resume because the seven-day average for COVID-19 hospitalisations in Victoria has dropped from 1,000 to under 800.