Twelve COVID-19 deaths recorded in Victoria as cases climb back over 1000

Victoria has recorded 1007 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in the 24 hours to midnight.

Of the state's population aged 12 years and older, 88 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

There are 337 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 63 active in ICU, 65 cleared in ICU and 34 ventilated.

The seven-day hospital average is 384.

Photo: File

Photo: File

There were 6315 vaccine doses administered at state-run clinics yesterday, while those clinics have administered a total of 4,792,262 vaccines.

The state has 13,814 active cases of COVID-19.

Yesterday, 72,270 tests were conducted which is slightly up on the previous day's total of 72,010.

READ MORE:

Meanwhile, the Victorian government's pandemic bill has hit a hurdle with disgraced former Victorian Labor MP Adem Somyurek saying he will vote against it, after his parliamentary suspension was lifted allowing him to take part in the vote.

Debate on the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill is set to resume on Thursday but a final vote may come as late as Friday, with MPs advised parliament could sit an extra day.

- with Australian Associated Press

This story Twelve COVID-19 deaths recorded in Victoria as cases climb back over 1000 first appeared on Bendigo Advertiser.