Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 

, Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 , The Today News USA

Victoria has recorded 1,007 new COVID-19 cases, while NSW has recorded 262 new cases.

There were also 12 deaths linked to Covid in Victoria as the state awaits an announcement on more freedoms once 90 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The health department confirmed on Thursday the state is now managing 13,814 active coronavirus infections.

, Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 , The Today News USA

, Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 , The Today News USA

Victoria has recorded 1,007 new COVID-19 infections after a four day streak of under 1000 cases

It brings an end to Victoria’s four day streak of cases under 1000, after the state recorded 996 infections on Wednesday.  

There are currently 337 virus patients in hospital, with 63 actively infected with COVID-19 in ICU, 65 have been cleared, and 34 on ventilators.

The seven-day hospital average now sits at 384.

, Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 , The Today News USA

, Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 , The Today News USA

Victoria is now 88 per cent double-vaccinated in residents aged over 12

, Victoria records a jump in Covid cases with 1,007 new infections while NSW sees 262 , The Today News USA

Health officials say virus testers processed 72,270 results on Wednesday and 6315 people were vaccinated at state-run hubs.

Victoria is now 88 per cent double-vaccinated in those aged over 12.

Once the 90 per cent mark is reached, Victorians are promised a return to normality with patron caps removed and masks only required on public transport and in high-risk settings.

On Tuesday Mr Andrews said he would reveal when restrictions will be eased by the end of this week.

It comes as NSW records 262 new infections and three deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s active cases to 2,864.

Hospitalisations for Covid-19 in NSW have dropped to 199, with 29 patients in intensive care and 14 requiring ventilation. 

NSW vaccination rates continue to climb with 91.4 per cent of residents aged 16 and over double-vaccinated and 94.3 per cent receiving their first dose.