Victoria records 7442 new COVID-19 cases as hospital numbers rise

Ben Silvester
By Ben Silvester
Updated January 1 2022 - 12:07am, first published 12:00am
Surging: COVID-19 case numbers in Victoria jumped 25 per cent overnight, with a new record 7442 infections as CHO Brett Sutton announced Victorians would soon be able to upload rapid antigen test results to be included in government figures. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

Victoria has recorded a new COVID-19 daily case record, with 7442 cases overnight, a jump of 1523 on the previous day, while nine people have died with the virus.