Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 12 April 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 376 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 12 active cases in ICU, including 2 on a ventilator, and an additional 7 cleared cases in ICU.

6,161,812 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 3,229 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

66.7 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.4 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

10,293 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 7,729 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 2,564 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 12 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Of these deaths, 8 were historical notifications.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,795.

There are 62,173 active cases in Victoria.

16,277 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,218,677.


Pandemic Orders

The Victorian Government will make a number of small but sensible changes to Pandemic Orders, including to support the arrival of cruise ships in 2022 and to confirm vaccination requirements do not apply to voting centres. For more information, see easing restrictions for cruise ship passengers and voters.External Link

Victoria will also clarify that a close contact exemption applies to air transport services workers associated with passenger travel, such as pilots, crew, airport security or baggage handling, to be formally confirmed in the Exemptions of Specific Workers – Contacts Conditions and Other Directions.

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 12 April 2022


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