Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 20 February 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 358 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 24 active cases in ICU, including 12 on a ventilator, and an additional 27 cleared cases in ICU.

5,906,838 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 11,413 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 742 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11 years.

55.2 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. 54 per cent of Victorians aged between 5 and 11 years have had one dose.

4,867 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 3,141 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 1,726 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of nine deaths of people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. 

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,376.

There are 46,703 active cases in Victoria.

17,132 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,344,636.


Novavax Vaccine

Victorians aged 18 and over will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine Novavax through selected state-run centres as well as GPs and pharmacies from tomorrow - providing another option for the small number of Victorians still waiting for their first or second dose. For more information see the media release.

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

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 20 February 2022

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