Department of Health

Coronavirus update – 11 January 2022

There are 861 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 66 active cases in ICU and 51 cleared cases in ICU, and 27 people on a ventilator.

11/01/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 861 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 66 active cases in ICU and 51 cleared cases in ICU, and 27 people on a ventilator.

5,162,857 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 16,433 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.

17.6 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Victoria was notified of 37,994 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:

  • 18,503 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and who reported the result to the Department
  • 19,491 who returned a positive result on a PCR test

Of those who reported a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test yesterday:

  • Approximately 9,500 (or 51 per cent) were from tests undertaken yesterday, 10 January.
  • Approximately 3,000 (or 16 per cent) were from tests undertaken 9 January.
  • With the remainder from tests undertaken over the previous five days.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 13 deaths of people aged in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,593.

There are 171,369 active cases in Victoria.

59,670 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,077,446.

Updates

Supporting schools, GPs and pharmacies

The Victorian Government is helping local doctors and community pharmacies deliver more doses for kids between 5 and 11 on school grounds as part of the Commonwealth’s coronavirus vaccination program. For more information, see Boosting Local Schools, GPs And Pharmacies In Vax Blitz.

Child vaccinations

Yesterday, 3,000 children between the age of 5 and 11 were vaccinated at state centres. Full numbers from GPs and pharmacies will be made available in the coming days via the Australian Immunisation Register.

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 system 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 clinic.

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 Safe. Information about these changes will be in place on the Coronavirus website when changes come into effect at 11:59pm, Wednesday 12 January.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website 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 11 January 2022

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