Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 27 December 2021

There are 368 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 80 active cases in ICU, with 38 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 39 cleared cases in ICU.

27/12/21

COVID-19 Data

There are 368 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 80 active cases in ICU, with 38 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 39 cleared cases in ICU. 

5,024,204 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 11 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

Vaccinations are still available over the festive season, but many state-run vaccination centres will not be operating over the period through to 2 Jan 2022 – particularly on public holidays.

Some centres will be open over the festive period, so please check the list of vaccination centres for opening days and hours for individual sites.

Otherwise, to obtain your vaccination during this period, please use the clinic finder to find a participating GP or pharmacy.

We thank Victorians for their understanding as our hard-working health workers have a short break after a long year, and prepare for a busy few months ahead.  

94.5 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 92.8 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

Victoria was notified of 1,999 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired. The 10 Local Government areas with the highest number of new cases are Melbourne, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Boroondara, Wyndham, Moreland, Hume, Glen Eira, Melton and Casey.

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

There are 16,467 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 159,147.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of three deaths of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,495. 

57,818 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 17,067,784.

There are currently more than 19,799 active close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

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 27 December 2021

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