VICTORIA recorded 1173 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths on Saturday.
Ninety-six people are currently in intensive care units and 63 are on ventilators.
There were 13,913 vaccinations administered in Victoria from state run vaccination hubs.
About 83 per cent of Victorians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.
In the last 24 hours, 56,649 test results have been received by Victorians.
Paramedics continue to prepare services to take some of the pressure off of those responding to life-threatening cases.
Ambulance Victoria say the triage services will help as surges in COVID-19 numbers appear through the end of this year and early into the next.
Nationally, more than 80 per cent of Australians over 16-years-old are now fully vaccinated.
The country is now among the most highly vaccinated in the world.
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