There are 946 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 69 active cases in ICU and 43 cleared cases in ICU, and 31 people on a ventilator.
5,188,774 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 24,547 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.
18.6 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Victoria was notified of 40,127 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:
- 18,434 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and who to the Department
- 21,693 who returned a positive result on a PCR test
Of those who reported a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test yesterday:
- Approximately 50 per cent were from tests undertaken yesterday, 11 January.
- Approximately 20 per cent were from tests undertaken 10 January.
- With the remainder from tests undertaken over the previous five days.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 21 deaths of people aged in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,614.
Of today’s 21 deaths, ten were recorded as occurring in the last two days. Two occurred in late December. Deaths are reported to the Department by different sources including VICNISS, the Victorian Death Index, and Local Public Health Units.
There are 209,715 active cases in Victoria.
61,630 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,139,076.
The Victorian Government will train up to 1,000 new vaccinators, helping first-year health students, retired nurses and more join an expanded workforce to be deployed across state-run centres and boost our vaccination efforts. See more information at
Yesterday, approximately 4,600 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 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.
Links and contacts
- your positive Rapid Antigen Test or find more information about
- Follow your COVID Checklist if you or you are a of someone with COVID-19.
- See where and how you can get
- Find your nearest
- Current for living and working in Victoria
- Financial is available if you have to isolate after a test
- View Victoria’s
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 12 January 2022