There are 509 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 24 active cases in ICU, including 10 on a ventilator, and an additional 5 cleared cases in ICU.
6,255,602 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,543 doses administered yesterday at state-run centres.
67.7 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.6 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.
8,445 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 5,591 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,854 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 16 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,480.
There are 54,400 active cases in Victoria.
13,203 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 21,107,519.
More Victorians now eligible for a COVID-19 ‘winter’ dose
More Victorians at greater risk of severe disease can now get a fourth COVID-19 ‘winter’ dose from GPs, pharmacies and state vaccination centres. In addition to those already eligible, ATAGI now recommends 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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