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Covid-19 Victoria: Covid cases surge in Victoria as state records 1419 new infections and ten deaths

Victoria has recorded 1,419 new Covid-19 infections and 10 deaths, as the health minister confirms there are still no confirmed Omicron cases in the state.

The health department on Thursday said the state is managing 12,728 active cases. 

Thursday marks Victoria's largest spike in daily cases in more than a month after 1,471 cases were recorded on November 1.

 Thursday marks Victoria's largest spike in daily cases in more than a month after 1,471 cases were recorded on November 1 (pictured, travellers receive Covid-19 tests)

The state recorded 1,179 cases on Wednesday, 918 new infections on Tuesday, 1,007 on Monday and 1,060 on Sunday.  

There are 288 patients in the state's hospitals, 41 of whom are in intensive care and 20 requiring ventilation.

The seven-day hospitalisation average is 293.

Virus testers processed 70,343 results on Wednesday, while 4019 people were vaccinated in state-run hubs.

Health Minister Martin Foley told reporters on Thursday there were still no confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant in Victoria (pictured, Flinders Street Station in Melbourne)

About 91 per cent of Victorians over 12 are fully vaccinated.

Health Minister Martin Foley told reporters on Thursday there were still no confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant in Victoria.

'It might well be ticking along out there at the moment but there's been no case reported so far,' he said.

'I wouldn't be surprised given the arrangements that we've seen in New South Wales and around the globe.'