Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 24 April 2022

24/04/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 438 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 28 active cases in ICU, including 8 on a ventilator, and an additional 5 cleared cases in ICU.

6,189,386 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 2,900 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

67.4 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.

7,104 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 4,543 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,561 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of two deaths yesterday of people aged in their 70s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,900.

There are 53,295 active cases in Victoria.

14,128 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,421,566.

Updates

Anzac Day

As we commemorate Anzac Day tomorrow, follow this advice to help stay COVIDSafe.

Wear a mask where you cannot physically distance, especially in crowds or if meeting indoors after the service.

If you have symptoms, stay home and get a test. As important as the Anzac Day March and our Dawn Services are, there may be elderly and vulnerable people there we need to protect.

If meeting indoors, open doors and windows to maximise air flow and ensure there’s good ventilation.

For more information on COVID-19 settings and advice 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 24 April 2022

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