There are 543 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 42 active cases in ICU, including 23 on a ventilator, and an additional 33 cleared cases in ICU.
5,788,444 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 14,863 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 591 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11 years.
47.9 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 93.7 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses. 51.0 per cent of Victorians aged between 5 and 11 years have had one dose.
9,391 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:
- 6,045 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
- 3,346 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 16 deaths of people aged in their 40s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Of those deaths, nine occurred in the past two days and all 16 occurred in the past week.
This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,235.
There are 55,946 active cases in Victoria.
23,866 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,151,446.
Deadline extended for third dose vaccination for key workers
The 12 February 2022 deadline for workers in key sectors to have received their COVID-19 third dose vaccination will be extended by four weeks.
By 12 March 2022, eligible healthcare workers will need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 third dose vaccination. Any of those workers who have not received a third dose by 12 February 2022, must provide evidence of a booking to receive their COVID-19 third dose before 12 March 2022, otherwise they cannot work.
Workers in the healthcare, aged care, disability, emergency services, correctional facility, quarantine accommodation and food distribution sectors, eligible to receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine by 12 January 2022, are now required to receive a COVID-19 third dose vaccine by 12 March 2022 following a four-week extension, provided they can demonstrate a booking.
Workers in key sectors who were not eligible to receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine by 12 January 2022 are required to receive their COVID-19 third dose vaccine by 29 March 2022.
By 12 March 2022, all healthcare workers eligible to receive their COVID-19 third dose vaccine must provide evidence of their COVID-19 third dose vaccination status, or a medical exemption by an authorised medical practitioner to be able to come to work.
Employers must also confirm the employee has received their third dose and keep a record of workers’ third dose vaccination status, in line with the Pandemic Order issued.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and free. To book an appointment, healthcare workers can use the or call the Coronavirus Hotline on or contact a GP, pharmacy or community health service using the . Healthcare facility operators are also encouraged to support their staff to access vaccination on-site if possible.
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
- Get your vaccine through GPs or community pharmacies through the
- Get information on and getting the right support for your symptoms
- See where and how you can get at state-run centres
- 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 . 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 February 2022