Australia Corona Virus

Victorian hospitalisations at 988 as state records 39 further deaths and 12,755 new cases

IMAGE: People have returned to Melbourne streets after a drop in movement during the peak of the Omicron wave.(ABC News: Peter Drought)

Source: ABCnews

Victoria has recorded the deaths of 39 more COVID-19 patients.

It is the highest number of deaths reported in a daily update during the current wave, and the biggest daily increase since 59 deaths were reported on September 4 in 2020.

The daily death tolls include a number of recent deaths reported to health authorities and do not indicate that all the deaths occurred on the previous day.

There are now 988 people in hospital after contracting the virus, down from 1,057 reported on Thursday.

Of those patients, 114 are in intensive care units and 40 are receiving ventilation.

There were 12,755 new COVID-19 infections officially recorded.

It brings the official number of active cases in the state to 101,605, down from 119,153 on Thursday.

The new infections were reported from 5,345 PCR results and 7,410 rapid antigen tests.

About 35 per cent of Victorian adults have received at least three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.