Victoria has recorded 1268 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths overnight.
The new cases come after 65,410 tests were conducted yesterday.
It is a decrease from the 1343 COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths reported on Friday morning.
It comes as the Department of Health has confirmed that 651 people are being cared for in hospital.
Of these people, 161 are in intensive care and 70 people are on a ventilator.
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While the number of hospitalisations have increased since yesterday, the number of people in intensive care and on ventilators has decreased.
The new cases have brought the number of active cases in the state to 16,662.
In more positive news, more than 82 per cent of eligible Victorians who are aged over 12 are now fully vaccinated, after 15,058 people were vaccinated on Friday.
The latest figures come as Stakes Day heads to the starting gate in Melbourne, after two COVID-19 cases were linked to Tuesday's racing.
The Victoria Racing Club confirmed on Friday a contractor and patron who were at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day have tested positive for coronavirus.
Both cases are fully vaccinated and not linked to each other.
The affected venues have been deep-cleaned and will be ready for Saturday's Stakes Day, where a crowd of up to 10,000 are expected to gather for the final day of the carnival.
Health Minister Martin Foley said the cases showed Victoria's vaccinated economy system was working and punters should be confident Saturday's meeting will be "safe".
Meanwhile, Victoria's struggling health system will receive $307 million to free up capacity in hospitals and ambulances amid a surge in demand.
The health department is under pressure to release the total number of patients in ICU after it was revealed only infectious patients are being reported in the daily virus numbers.
- With AAP
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