A further 23 deaths of people with the virus has been recorded today.
The number of Victorians in hospital with the virus has passed 1000 overnight, with 1054 cases now hospitalised, up from 976 yesterday.
Of those 115 are in intensive care, with 30 requiring ventilation.
There are a total of 227,105 known active cases of the virus in the state.
Meanwhile, New South Wales has reported another 48,768 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, a substantial decline from yesterday's 63,018.
To deal with the rising number of COVID-19 hospitalisation in Victoria, Acting Health Minister James Merlino yesterday announced two Melbourne quarantine hotels will be converted to medihotels.
Mr Merlino said COVID-19 patients who needed less complex care would be taken from hospital to the medihotels.
"All patients will be medically assessed by the hospital before transfer," he said.
The first patients will be transferred to the medihotels from Monday.
The medihotels will have capacity to provide care for over 300 patients at a time in partnership with Northern Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The Pullman Melbourne on Swanston Street and the Mantra Epping will be used as the medihotels.