Department of Health

Coronavirus update – 28 January 2022


COVID-19 Update

There are 988 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 77 active cases, including 40 on a ventilator, and an additional 37 cleared cases in ICU.

5,562,506 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 23,252 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 4,861 of these doses were for children aged 5 to 11.

35.7 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 12,755 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:

  • 7,410 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 5,345 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

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

  • About 61 per cent were from tests undertaken yesterday, 27 January.
  • About 21 per cent were from tests undertaken on 26 January.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 39 deaths of people aged in their 30s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. All of the reported deaths occurred in the past week with the majority occurring on the past three days. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,939.

There are 101,605 active cases in Victoria.

24,467 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,830,892.­­


More opportunities for children to be vaccinated

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 are accepting 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.

St Vincent’s Hospital, which operates the vaccination centres at the Royal Exhibition Building and the old Ford Factory in Campbellfield, will also be offering walk-ups for 5-11-year-olds every day from now on at these sites.

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

Child vaccinations

In total, 216,958 children aged 5-11 years have now received a paediatric dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria, which is 37.5 per cent of that age group.

Book onlineExternal Link 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 28 January 2022


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