There are 818 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 69 active cases in ICU and 49 cleared cases in ICU, and 28 people on a ventilator.
5,146,291 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 12,506 administered yesterday at state-run centres.
94.6 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 93.1 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.
17.1 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Victoria was notified of 34,808 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:
- 17,190 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and who reported the to the Department
- 17,618 who returned a positive result on a PCR test
Of those who reported a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test yesterday:
- Approximately 8,800 (or 51 per cent) were from tests undertaken yesterday, 9 January.
- Approximately 3,000 (or 14 per cent) were from tests undertaken 8 January.
- With the remainder from tests undertaken over the previous five days.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of two deaths of people aged in their 70s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,580.
There are 161,065 active cases in Victoria.
78,093 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,017,776.
Keeping workers in key sectors safe
The Victorian Government has announced a number of important new settings to protect workers, food supply and the Victorian population.
These include mandatory third dose vaccinations for select workforces, return to work guidance for close contacts in food and beverage processing and distribution, and further limits on indoor dancefloors, aged care visitors, and hospital visitors.
For more information, see Keeping Victorian Workers In Key Sectors . Information about these changes will be in place on the Coronavirus website when changes come into effect at 11:59pm, Wednesday 12 January.
From today, children aged 5 to 11 will be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the first time.
Parents and carers can make a booking at state-run centres by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or using the online booking with a unique email address. This could be a new or alternative email address used by you or your child. Walk-ins without a booking are not available for children aged 5 to 11.
Appointments can be made at a GP or pharmacy by booking through the clinic finder at Find a vaccine .
Links and contacts
- your positive Rapid Antigen Test or find more information about Rapid Antigen
- Follow your COVID Checklist if you test or you are a of someone with COVID-19.
- See where and how you can get
- Find your nearest testing
- Current COVIDSafe for living and working in Victoria
- Financial is available if you have to isolate after a test
- View Victoria’s Pandemic Order
To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria or call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also call the Victorian Aboriginal COVID Information Line on 1800 312 911. 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.
Reviewed 10 January 2022