Victoria records 21,728 Covid cases, six deaths

Victoria has recorded 21,728 new Covid cases and six deaths as new rules came into force overnight to deal with the spread of Omicron.

There are 644 people in hospital, with 58 in intensive care. Of those, 24 are ventilated, health officials announced on Friday.

It’s a slight drop on the 21,997 cases and six deaths recorded on Thursday.

It comes as new density rules came into effect at midnight for indoor venues, excluding cinemas and theatres, with a rule of one person per 2sq m now enforced.

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