Victoria records deadliest COVID-19 day in more than a year
Another 13 Victorians have died after contracting COVID-19.
It’s the highest daily death toll since September 2020.
The deaths included in today’s figures are five men from Whittlesea (one aged in his 50s, one in his 60s, one in his 70s, and two in their 80s), a Darebin woman in her 90s, a Hume man in his 80s, a Moonee Valley woman in her 80s, a Brimbank man in his 70s, a Banyule woman in her 70s, a Moreland man in his 70s, a Stonnington woman in her 60s and a Nillumbik man in his 60s.
The new cases bring Victoria’s COVID-19 death toll to 934.
There were 1571 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases recorded across the state yesterday, and one overseas-acquired case.
There are now 19,861 active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.
Across the state there are 705 people in hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 146 of these are in intensive care and 92 are on ventilators.
Reported yesterday: 1,571 new local cases and 1 case acquired overseas.
– 38,072 vaccines administered
– 79,200 test results received
– Sadly, 13 people with COVID-19 have died
— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) October 12, 2021