Yesterday, 4,094 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,864,063.
94.0 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 91.4 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.
There are 288 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 44 active cases in ICU, with 20 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 43 cleared cases in ICU. Of those in hospital, 61 per cent were not fully vaccinated, and of those in ICU, 90 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
Victoria was notified of 1,365 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All the new cases were locally acquired except for two cases that were acquired overseas. The 11 Local Government areas with the highest number of new cases are Hume, Whittlesea, Moreland, Moonee Valley, Casey, Brimbank, Maribyrnong, Mornington Peninsula, Melton, Bayside and Darebin.
All locations containing new cases will be published today at Victorian COVID-19 data.
There are 14,383 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 126,823.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of nine deaths of people aged in their 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,365. One death recorded recently in our figures has been reclassified due to a duplicated report.
67,545 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 15,401,058.
There are currently more than 28,100 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
Omicron variant of concern
Victoria is maintaining enhanced quarantine arrangements for overseas arrivals to protect the state from the new Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern until more is known about the strain.
There are currently no known cases of the Omicron variant in Victoria.