Coronavirus update for Victoria 6 December 2021

Yesterday, 1,513 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,868,203.

94.1 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 91.6 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 310 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 45 active cases in ICU, with 19 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 45 cleared cases in ICU.

Victoria was notified of 1,073 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired. The 10 Local Government areas with the highest number of new cases are Melton, Brimbank, Whittlesea, Hume, Moreland, Casey, Glen Eira, Wyndham, Greater Dandenong, and Greater Geelong.

All locations containing new cases will be published today at Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are 16,503 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 128,849.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of six deaths of people aged in their 40s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,378.

56,337 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 15,522,844.

There are currently more than 26,700 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.


Vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds

“While we await ATAGI’s advice, the TGA’s provisional approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 is very welcome news for Victoria.

This is an effective vaccine that has been safely administered to millions of young children around the world.

Vaccinations are already a part of life for families with young children – and now we’ll have another one to help keep them as safe as possible at school and home.”

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