Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 27 February 2022

27/02/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 274 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 13 active cases in ICU, including 5 on a ventilator, and an additional 25 cleared cases in ICU.

5,958,018 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 7,436 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 472 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11 years.

58.6 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses. 55.1 per cent of Victorians aged between 5 and 11 years have had one dose.

5,052 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 3,372 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 1,680 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 17 deaths of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. One of these deaths occurred in the past two days.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,469.

There are 41,968 active cases in Victoria.

15,965 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,468,005.

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 February 2022

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