There are 818 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 69 active cases in ICU and 49 cleared cases in ICU, and 28 people on a ventilator.
5,146,291 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 12,506 administered yesterday at state-run centres.
94.6 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 93.1 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.
17.1 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Victoria was notified of 34,808 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:
- 17,190 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and who reported the result to the Department
- 17,618 who returned a positive result on a PCR test
Of those who reported a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test yesterday:
- Approximately 8,800 (or 51 per cent) were from tests undertaken yesterday, 9 January.
- Approximately 3,000 (or 14 per cent) were from tests undertaken 8 January.
- With the remainder from tests undertaken over the previous five days.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of two deaths of people aged in their 70s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,580.
There are 161,065 active cases in Victoria.
78,093 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,017,776.
Keeping workers in key sectors safe
The Victorian Government has announced a number of important new settings to protect workers, food supply and the Victorian population.
These include mandatory third dose vaccinations for select workforces, return to work guidance for close contacts in food and beverage processing and distribution, and further limits on indoor dancefloors, aged care visitors, and hospital visitors.