Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 19 February 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 365 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 28 active cases in ICU, including 13 on a ventilator, and an additional 27 cleared cases in ICU.

5,895,418 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 9,371 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 343 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11 years.

54.5 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 93.8 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses. 53.6 per cent of Victorians aged between 5 and 11 years have had one dose.

6,280 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 4,214 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test 
  • 2,066 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 20 deaths of people aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. Of these deaths, three occurred in the past two days and a further 14 occurred in the past week. The remaining three deaths occurred in late January and early February. 

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,367.

There are 48,420 active cases in Victoria.

18,347 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,327,504.


Easing of some restrictions now in effect

From 6pm last night, Friday 18 February, density limits in hospitality and entertainment venues are removed and QR code check-in requirements at retail venues (including supermarkets), schools (including childcare and early childhood) and for employees at many workplaces are lifted.

Dancing at indoor venues has now also resumed.

QR code check-in requirements now only apply in vaccinated economy venues where you are currently required to show your vaccination status, including entertainment, hospitality, adult/higher education, hairdressers, community premises, physical recreation premises and nightclubs. All workers, visitors and customers must check in to these venues.

Further details about the new QR code check-in requirements can be found at Check in with QR codes.

To see the latest health advice and restrictions that are in place, visit How we live: Information for Victorians.

It is still important that people practise COVIDSafe measures such as getting tested when you have symptoms, wearing masks, improving ventilation in indoor settings and getting vaccinated. 

More information about what you can do to reduce your risk can be found at Staying Safe.

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 19 February 2022


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