Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 17 April 2022


There are 401 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 22 active cases in ICU, including 10 on a ventilator, and an additional 3 cleared cases in ICU.

6,172,710 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 946 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

67.1 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.

8,153 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 5,397 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,756 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of two deaths yesterday of people aged in their 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,840.

There are 57,567 active cases in Victoria.

12,080 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,312,385.

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 17 April 2022

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