Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 26 March 2022

26/03/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 250 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 9 active cases in ICU, including 4 on a ventilator, and an additional 9 cleared cases in ICU.

6,099,650 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 5,462 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

64.8 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.

8,349 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 5,523 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 2,826 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 9 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 20s, 80s, 90s and 100s. Seven of today’s reported deaths occurred in the past three days and the remaining two deaths occurred in early March.

One of today’s deaths is a person aged in their 20s who had significant other co-morbidities.  Out of respect for the family, no further details about this case will be provided.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,722.

There are 55,502 active cases in Victoria.

17,298 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,877,518.

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 26 March 2022

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