Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 12 May 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 545 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 25 active cases in ICU, including 8 on a ventilator, and an additional 4 cleared cases in ICU.

6,220,005 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,704 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

66.7 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.6 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

14,333 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 10,206 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 4,127 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 15 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. All of today’s reported deaths occurred in the past week. The brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,083.

There are 70,448 active cases in Victoria.

21,170 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,720,470.


Staying COVIDSafe as winter approaches

As we come into winter, it is important to keep doing the things that help keep us all safe.

Masks are strongly recommended in shared indoor settings if you can’t physically distance, have any COVID-19 symptoms or are with those more vulnerable to COVID-19. More details at When to wear a face mask.

Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms and stay home while you are unwell.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website 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 15 May 2022


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