Coronavirus replace for Victoria December 12, 2021

Victoria government officials gave 2,357 doses of vaccine yesterday. The total number of doses administered by government services is 4,889,917.

94.2 percent of Victorians 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 92.0 percent have received two doses. This excludes the latest Commonwealth data.

There are 310 cases of COVID-19 in the Victoria hospital – 74 active cases in the intensive care unit, 37 of which are on a ventilator. There are another 41 resolved cases in the intensive care unit.

Victoria was informed of 1,069 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were acquired locally. The 10 local government areas with the most new cases are Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Whittlesea, Melton, Kingston, Wyndham, Glen Eira, and Mornington Peninsula.

All locations with new cases are released today under Victorian COVID-19 dates.

There are 11,393 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 135,959.

Unfortunately, the ministry was informed yesterday of two deaths of people between the ages of 70 and 80. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 1,416.

67,312 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 15,942,760.

There are currently more than 28,400 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.


Omicron cases are being investigated

There are no new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in Victoria.

A total of three confirmed cases remain. One of the positive cases is a returning traveler who was previously identified with the Omicron variant in the hotel quarantine. The other two cases were in the same row on a flight that landed in Melbourne from Dubai on November 30.

Genome sequencing is also underway to confirm the variant for seven more likely cases that tested positive for COVID-19.

All Victorians can do their part in reducing the spread of Omicron – or any other variant – by getting tested as soon as they notice symptoms or as soon as they are told they are in contact, and practicing COVIDSafe behaviors such as wearing Masks, physical distancing, and check-in.

Extreme Risk Countries

From 11:59 p.m. tonight, travelers from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi or Mozambique who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine.

Travelers arriving from these countries follow the rules that apply to travelers from other countries. If they are fully vaccinated or under 12 and 2 months old, they must quarantine themselves at home or private accommodation for 72 hours, get tested within 24 hours of arrival, and between days 5 and 7 after have it tested again upon arrival and note the restrictions and enter sensitive settings.

For information on testing and quarantine requirements for international travelers entering Victoria, see Information for International Travelers. This page will be updated at 11:59 p.m. to reflect the new orders.

The interval between the booster dose of the third dose is shortened

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) has recommended a five-month interval between the second and third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, shortened from six months.

The Commonwealth leads the national COVID-19 booster dose program with state and territorial support. While booster doses are available through state vaccination centers, the Commonwealth expects most doses to be administered through general practitioners and public pharmacies.

We encourage everyone to sign up to get their COVID-19 booster vaccination so you can continue to protect your family, friends, and the wider community.

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