COVID-19 numbers continue to drop for the second day

Picture: NONI HYETT
Picture: NONI HYETT

Another 941 people have been added to the list of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in Victoria.

Sadly, there were eight more deaths.

There were 9,440 vaccinations administered in Victoria on Tuesday. In total 4,635,918 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Victoria.

About 82 per cent of Victorians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.

In the last 24 hours, 63,278 test results have been received by Victorians.

There are now 657 people in hospital with COVID-19, 117 are in ICU and of those 69 are on a ventilator.

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The news comes as the nation edges closer to 80 per cent of people aged 16 and older being fully vaccinated.

The latest federal data shows 78 per cent are double-dosed, with about 88 per cent partially vaccinated.

NSW has fully vaccinated 88 per cent of its over-16 population as the state accelerates the further easing of restrictions for the double-dosed.

Victoria surpassed an 81 per cent double-dose rate while The Northern Territory and Western Australia are Australia's least vaccinated jurisdictions.

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