Victoria records more than 44,000 new Covid cases and four deaths

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Victoria recorded 44,155 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths on Sunday.

Of the new cases, 22,051 cases were identified through rapid antigen tests and 22,104 were found through PCR tests.

The state is now managing 146,863 active cases.

People lining up for Covid testing in Victoria.
Victoria recorded 44,155 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. Source: AAP

There are 752 patients in hospital, 108 more than the previous day, including 104 in ICU and 23 requiring ventilators.

On Saturday, the state recorded more than 51,000 new Covid cases.

The health department said most people with a positive rapid test got the result earlier in the week and reported it when the webform which opened on Friday.

A closer look at health department figures revealed there were likely closer to 30,851 new cases in the state on Saturday.

About 16 per cent of Victorians aged over 18 have received their third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 93 per cent of those aged over 12 are double-dose vaccinated.

A vaccination program for 5-11 year olds will be launched on Monday, with 3500 kids booked in for the jab on its first day.

With AAP

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