Coronavirus update for Victoria 17 May

There are 516 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 22 active cases in ICU, including 3 on a ventilator, and an additional 9 cleared cases in ICU.

6,227,578 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,692 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

66.9 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.

13,694 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 10,989 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,705 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 20 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,158.

There are 77,809 active cases in Victoria.

14,595 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,809,061.

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