Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 23 November 2021

Yesterday, 5,464 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services


COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 5,464 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,819,975.

93.5 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 89.3 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 303 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria, 44 active cases and 53 cleared cases are in intensive care, with 23 cases on a ventilator. Of those in hospital 77 per cent were not fully vaccinated and of those in ICU 80 per cent were not vaccinated.

Victoria was notified of 827 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired. The 10 Local Government areas with the highest number of new cases are Wyndham, Melton, Casey, Hume, Greater Dandenong, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Glen Eira, Melton and Monash.

All locations containing new cases will be published today at Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are 9,420 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 113,755. Of the positive cases detected in the past four weeks, 75 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 19 deaths of people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,298.

48,427 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 14,699,906.

There are currently more than 53,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.



Restrictions were eased at 11.59 pm on Thursday 18 November. For more information visit the COVIDSafe settings page.

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 23 November 2021


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