Coronavirus replace for Victoria January 3, 2022

There are 491 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital – 56 active cases in intensive care, including 24 on a ventilator. There are another 48 resolved cases in the intensive care unit.

More than 5,036,094 doses of vaccine were administered by the Victoria government agency, 494 of which were administered in government centers yesterday.

94.5 percent of Victorians ages 12 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 92.9 percent have received two doses. This excludes the latest Commonwealth data.

10.9 percent of Victorians 12 and over had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. These include third primary doses, as well as booster doses (currently available for those aged 18 and over).

Victoria was informed of 8,577 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were acquired locally, with the exception of four cases that were acquired abroad. The top 10 LGAs with the highest number of new cases are Melbourne, Brimbank, Casey, Hume, Moreland, Wyndham, Stonnington, Port Phillip, Boroondara and Whittlesea.

All locations with new cases will be released today under the Victorian COVID-19 dates.

Community sample testing of positive cases for the Omicron variant shows it is now the predominant COVID-19 strain in Victoria. It appears that 76 percent of the results of the samples collected during the holiday season were the Omicron variant – further testing is set to confirm this will be done over the next week.

There are 38,118 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 199,528.

Unfortunately, the ministry was informed yesterday of three deaths of people between the ages of 50 and 90. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 1,540.

44,168 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 17,512,912.

There are currently more than 11,900 active close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

Update

Test reminder

Only people in the following groups should have a PCR test:

  • People with COVID-19 symptoms
  • People who test positive on a rapid antigen test
  • People who need to perform rapid antigen tests (e.g., asymptomatic household contacts) who do not have access to a rapid antigen test

Other asymptomatic contacts who are recommended to use rapid antigen tests – or asymptomatic people in the community who want to check for COVID-19 – should not be given a PCR test.

You should opt for rapid antigen tests, and if they are not currently available, continue to monitor for symptoms and stay COVIDSafe.

Victoria has invested in 34 million rapid antigen tests and they will soon be available free of charge to people who need them.

Third dose

Most state vaccination centers are open tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4th

If you are over 18 years old and received your second vaccination four or more months ago, you are entitled to your third dose. You can have a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine you received for your starting doses.

You can book your appointment for the third vaccination online. For walk-ins, please refer to the list of vaccination centers for the opening times and opening times of the individual locations.

Otherwise, please use the Vaccine Clinic Finder to find a participating GP or pharmacy to get your vaccination.

Vaccinations for children

Children aged 5 to 11 will be able to receive their first pediatric dose of the COVID-19 vaccine starting January 10th.

You can book online through a GP or pharmacy by visiting the clinic finder at www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder.

Unfortunately, due to a problem with the booking system, bookings for age group 5 to 11 for state vaccination centers cannot be opened tomorrow. Microsoft is working to implement a solution as soon as possible.

Online and hotline bookings for this age group will be available later this week.

To access the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website

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