Australia Corona Virus

Victorian COVID-19 hospitalisations at 319 as 6,926 cases and 17 deaths reported

IMAGE: The Victorian government’s work-from-home recommendation will end on Saturday.(ABC News: Crystalyn Brown)

Source: ABCnews

Victoria has reported 17 COVID-19 deaths, days ahead of a major easing of the state’s remaining restrictions.

Hospitalisations remain steady at 319, a decrease on Tuesday’s figure of 345.

Of the patients in hospital, 22 with active infections are in intensive care and eight are on ventilators.

A number of other patients who have cleared their COVID-19 infection remain in ICU.

The state has reported 6,926 new infections, taking the number of active cases to 42,016.

Its seven-day average for daily infections has fallen significantly over the past few weeks and now sits at 6,558.

Around 94 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and older have received two vaccine doses, and roughly 57 per cent of adults have received three.

From Saturday, masks will no longer be required in most indoor settings and the recommendation to work from home if possible will end.

The Victorian government has today announced rock band Foo Fighters will travel to Geelong for the first full-capacity stadium show by an international act in Australia since the pandemic began.