Victoria’s COVID cases today: Another 23 people have died with the virus as hospitals continue to fill

Victoria has recorded 25,526 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths, as more residents are told their PCR tests are invalid after waiting more than seven days.

The new infections include 12,857 from rapid antigen tests and 12,669 from PCR tests, the state health department confirmed on Saturday.

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There are a record 1054 patients in hospital, up 78 from Friday, including 115 in intensive care of whom 30 are on a ventilator.

The state is managing 227,105 active cases.

The number of Victorians 18 and over who have received their booster vaccine shot has risen to 22 per cent.

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