Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 17 May 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 516 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 22 active cases in ICU, including 3 on a ventilator, and an additional 9 cleared cases in ICU.

6,227,578 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,692 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

66.9 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.

13,694 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 10,989 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,705 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 20 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,158.

There are 77,809 active cases in Victoria.

14,595 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,809,061.

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 May 2022


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