Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 22 June 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 402 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 19 active cases in ICU, including 10 on a ventilator, and an additional 5 cleared cases in ICU.

6,273,191 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 861 doses administered yesterday at state-run centres.

68.1 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.

7,769 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 5,566 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,203 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 24 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 3,802.

There are 41,690 active cases in Victoria.

19,343 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 21,332,405.


Update to pandemic orders

As part of Victoria’s ongoing management of the coronavirus pandemic, changes to pandemic orders will come into effect from 11:59pm, Friday 24 June.

For more information, read Sensible winter settings to keep Victorians protectedExternal Link .

Protecting yourself and others during winter

As winter is here, it is important that we keep doing the things that keep us all safe.

Ensure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and that you get vaccinated against influenza.

Masks are strongly recommended in shared indoor settings, if you can’t physically distance or you are with those more vulnerable to COVID-19. Improve ventilation by opening doors and windows, using fans or purifiers, and gathering outside where possible.

Face masks are still required for everyone aged 8 and above in some locations, including on public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in sensitive settings such as hospitals and care facilities. They are also required by household contacts in quarantine who meet the criteria for leaving home. More details at When to wear a face maskExternal Link and Checklist for COVID contactsExternal Link . If you have COVID symptoms you should stay at home and get tested.

COVID-19 early treatments are now available for eligible Victorians who are at higher risk of developing a serious illness with COVID-19 infection. More details at COVID-19 medicinesExternal Link .

All Victorians aged 6 months and over can get a free flu vaccination to help boost vaccination coverage and to avoid more hospitalisations throughout winter. To book, contact your local GP or community pharmacy.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria websiteExternal Link 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 22 June 2022


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