Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics in the VIC area, including vaccinations and rapid antigen test kit results:
There are 550 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 25 active cases in ICU, including 4 on a ventilator, and an additional 12 cleared cases in ICU.
6,247,297 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 541 doses administered yesterday at state-run centres.
67.5 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.
8,288 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 6,298 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 1,990 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 3 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,398.
There are 61,419 active cases in Victoria.
11,011 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 21,032,772.
To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit theor call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on .
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also call the Victorian Aboriginal COVID Information Line on. Callers will speak with Aboriginal staff who can answer questions about COVID-19 and direct them to relevant support services. The information line is open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
Original content from Victoria Health. Note: Content has been edited for style and length.
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