COVID-19 cases have fallen across Victoria and NSW, but 11 people have died.
In Victoria 1,750 local cases were reported overnight and there were nine deaths. There are 770 people in hospital and of those, 144 are in ICU and 90 people are on a ventilator.
In NSW, the state recorded 332 new cases and two people died. There are 469 people in hospital, with 123 in intensive care.
Close to 93% of the eligible NSW population have had one dose of the vaccination, with 83.7% of people aged 16 plus fully vaccinated.
NSW COVID-19 update – Saturday 23 October 2021— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) October 22, 2021
In the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm last night:
- 92.8% of people aged 16+ have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 83.7% of people aged 16+ have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine
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.In Melbourne, the government says 5,500 people will be allowed to attend next week's Derby Day races.
In Queensland more than 100 high schools will operate pop-up vaccination clinics in what Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is describing as the Super Saturday Vaccination Blitz.