There were 40,127 new coronavirus cases recorded today as hospitalisations grew to 946 patients and 112 in ICU.
Of the new cases, 21,693 were detected from PCR tests and 18,434 were reported from rapid tests.
The number of Victorians who have had their booster shot has grown to 18 per cent of the population aged over 18.
A total of 3392 hospital staff and 422 Ambulance Victoria staff were in isolation as of yesterday due to COVID-19 requirements.
However, Premier Daniel Andrews said the number of staff affected was expected to be higher, with the figures having come from self-reported cases.
“That does put great pressure on our system,” he said.
“Because we’ve got so many cases in the Victorian community, this is so wildly infectious, like any group in the community, there’s a significant number of people who are getting this, have already got it, and others isolating because they live in households.”