Nearly 95 per cent of Victorians have now had at least one dose of COVID-19, with 92.9 per cent having two doses.
The Department of Health is yet to release numbers for Greater Bendigo and other local government areas.
VICTORIA recorded 7442 new COVID-19 cases on Friday in another sharp rise in daily numbers.
It comes after 5919 cases were found in the preceding 24 hour period and after a week of increasingly high numbers.
Another nine people died.
A total of 451 spent Friday at hospital, 51 in intensive care and 21 on ventilators.
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Health workers tested 63,026 people for COVID-19 and vaccinated 2731.
They uncovered 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday in another day of elevated numbers following Christmas.
A Bendigo aged care facility is among residences locking down after a positive COVID-19 case was uncovered there.
Health workers are expected to reveal updated Greater Bendigo case numbers later today.
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