Department of Health

Coronavirus update – 27 January 2022


COVID-19 Update

There are 1,057 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 77 active cases, including 40 on a ventilator, and an additional 40 cleared cases in ICU.

5,539,182 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 16,979 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 3,333 of these doses were for children aged 5 to 11.

35.3 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 93.4 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

Victoria was notified of 13,755 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:

  • 7,625 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 6,130 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

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

  • About 60 per cent were from tests undertaken yesterday, 26 January.
  • About 24 per cent were from tests undertaken on 25 January.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 15 deaths of people aged in their 50s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. Most of today’s reported deaths occurred during the past two days. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,900.

There are 119,153 active cases in Victoria.

31,218 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,806,425.­­


More opportunities for children to be vaccinated

In an effort to ensure families have greater access to get their children aged 5-11 years vaccinated before school starts, 15 new pop-up vaccination clinics will open at primary schools across Victoria to deliver more doses in local communities.

Children do not have to attend these schools to get a vaccine.

In addition, some State-run vaccination centres will accept walk-ups for paediatric vaccines. These are: Sandown Racecourse, Dandenong Plaza, Caroline Springs Leisure Centre, Campbellfield Ford Complex, Sunshine Hospital (St Albans) and the Melton vaccination hub. Check the website External Link for opening dates, times and site details.

More information can be found at Final push to protect kids before schoolExternal Link .

The school rapid antigen test distribution is also on track, with 6.58 million tests to be distributed to primary, secondary and specialist schools ahead of the beginning of Term One on Monday 31 January.

Child vaccinations

There are 12,426 vaccination appointments available before school starts on Monday for children aged 5 to 11. There are 81,000 vaccination appointments currently available over the next 30 days at our state-run centres, and more at GPs and pharmacies.

In total, 212,793 children aged 5-11 years have now received a paediatric dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria, which is 36.7 per cent of that age group.

Book online at your nearest state vaccination centre before you go or visit the clinic finderExternal Link to book through a participating GP or pharmacy.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria websiteExternal Link 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 July 2023


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