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Coronavirus update for Victoria – 8 June 2022


Here are the Coronavirus updates and statistics for the VIC area, including vaccinations and fatalities.

There are 522 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 20 active cases in ICU, including 8 on a ventilator, and an additional 9 cleared cases in ICU.

6,260,199 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,459 doses administered yesterday at state-run centres.

67.8 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.

9,519 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 6,245 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 3,274 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 25 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,547.

There are 49,788 active cases in Victoria.

17,089 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 21,159,438.


Protecting yourself and others during winter

As winter is here, it is important that we keep doing the things that keep us all safe.

Ensure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and that you get vaccinated against influenza.

Masks are strongly recommended in shared indoor settings if you can’t physically distance or are with those more vulnerable to COVID-19. Improve ventilation by opening doors and windows, using fans or purifiers and gathering outside where possible.

Face masks are still required for everyone aged eight and above in some locations, including on public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in sensitive settings such as hospitals and care facilities. They are also required by household contacts in quarantine who meet the criteria for leaving home. Find out more at When to wear a face mask and Checklist for Coronavirus contacts. If you have COVID symptoms you should stay at home and get tested.

COVID-19 early treatments are now available for eligible Victorians who are at higher risk of developing a serious illness with COVID-19 infection. Find out more at COVID-19 medicines.

All Victorians aged six months and over can get a free flu vaccination to help boost vaccination coverage and to avoid more Coronavirus-related hospitalisations throughout winter. To book, contact your local GP or community pharmacy.

Original content from VIC Health. Note: Content has been edited for style and length.

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Nina Alvarez is a Content Producer for Healthcare Channel. Her interests include writing, particularly about the healthcare sector and the many ways it can improve to further benefit people from all walks of life.


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