Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 24 March 2022

24/03/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 244 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 15 active cases in ICU, including 2 on a ventilator, and an additional 10 cleared cases in ICU.

6,089,631 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 4,729 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

64.4 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.3 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

10,259 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 6,865 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 3,394 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 11 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Two of today’s reported deaths occurred in the past week, two occurred in early March and seven occurred in February.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,704.

There are 53,763 active cases in Victoria.

20,047 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,842,436.

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 March 2022

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