There are 374 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 14 active cases in ICU, including 4 on a ventilator, and an additional 6 cleared cases in ICU.
6,170,999 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 3,037 administered yesterday at state-run centres.
66.9 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.5 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.
9,664 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:
- 6,022 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
- 3,642 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 7 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Of these deaths, 5 occurred in the past week and 2 deaths are historic cases that occurred in February and March.
This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,830.
There are 57,910 active cases in Victoria.
20,769 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,282,874.
New Omicron sub-variant detected in wastewater
Victorian health authorities are monitoring the detection of a new sub-variant of the Omicron virus in wastewater samples.
The sub-variant, which is either BA.4 or BA.5, has been confirmed from wastewater samples taken from the Tullamarine catchment. This sub-variant has been recently detected in a small number of cases in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Germany.
There are currently no known significant epidemiological differences observed between the new strain and the BA.2 strain.
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 been impacted by COVID-19
- 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 15 April 2022