Victorian COVID cases remain below 1000, nine deaths recorded

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Victoria has recorded 996 new COVID cases and nine deaths.

The state's population aged 12 years and older is now 87 per cent vaccinated.

Yesterday 6692 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in state-run clinics, while 4,785,693 doses have been given in total.

There are 357 patients in hospital with COVID-19, with 58 of them active cases in ICU while 65 are cleared in ICU. There are 35 ventilated.

The state has 14,260 active cases.

Yesterday, 72,010 tests were conducted across the state which was up on the previous day's total of 53,527.

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Meanwhile, protesters have spent another night occupying the steps of the Victorian parliament in anger at the state government's proposed pandemic laws.

Debate on the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill began in the upper house on Tuesday afternoon and went well into the night.

It is on hold until Wednesday as the chamber deals with non-government business but it is expected to resume on Thursday.

- with Australian Associated Press

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