Victorian coronavirus cases back in the thousands

Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK
Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK

Victoria has recorded 1,179 new COVID-19 cases after NSW listed a number exposure sites for the new Omicron variant.

Data from Victoria's department of health show there are just under 12,000 active cases in Victoria.

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There are 299 people in hospital, another 43 in intensive care and 18 are on ventilators.

Six people also died of coronavirus on Tuesday.

There were 74,252 test results issued in Victoria on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Wimmera region of western Victoria saw seven new COVID-19 cases, with two additional cases in Horsham bringing the city's total active cases to eight.

In NSW, the exposure sites linked to a case of the Omicron variant in a Central Coast woman include venues in Wyong, Toukley, Wadalba, Ryde and Parramatta on Friday and Saturday.

The woman is now isolating at home.

This story Victorian coronavirus cases back in the thousands first appeared on The Wimmera Mail-Times.