Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 18 April 2022

18/04/22

There are 431 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 26 active cases in ICU, including 10 on a ventilator, and an additional 4 cleared cases in ICU. 

6,172,795 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 85 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. 

7,918 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 5,457 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,461 who returned a positive result on a PCR test. 

Sadly, the Department was notified of one death yesterday of a person aged in their 70s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,841. 

There are 55,168 active cases in Victoria. 

12,742 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,325,127. 

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 18 April 2022

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