There are 499 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 22 active cases in ICU, including 9 on a ventilator, and an additional 6 cleared cases in ICU.
6,256,949 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,346 doses administered yesterday at state-run centres.
67.7 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.6 percent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.
7,077 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 4,571 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,506 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 16 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,496.
There are 53,249 active cases in Victoria.
12,549 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 21,120,068.
Victorians eligible for a COVID-19 ‘winter’ dose
More Victorians at greater risk of severe disease can get a fourth COVID-19 ‘winter’ dose from GPs, pharmacies and state vaccination centres. In addition to those already eligible, ATAGI recently recommended the dose for people aged 16 to 64 who have:
- a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness, or
- Disabilities with significant, complex or multiple health issues, which increase the risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19 infection.
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