Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 28 February 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 283 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 16 active cases in ICU, including 7 on a ventilator, and an additional 26 cleared cases in ICU.

5,962,861 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 4,845 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 251 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11 years.

58.9 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. 55.2 per cent of Victorians aged between 5 and 11 years have had one dose.

5,852 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 4,329 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 1,523 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of three deaths of people aged in their 80s and 90s.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,472.

There are 41,205 active cases in Victoria.

13,747 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,481,752.


Test isolation payment to close

Tomorrow will be the final day for Victorians who have taken a PCR test to be eligible to claim the Test Isolation Payment. For more information visit test isolation payment to close.

The payment is closing due to Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) reducing the need to isolate for long periods while waiting for results.

More than 30 million free RATs have been distributed by the Government at testing centres, to schools and early childcare facilities, and to critical workforces such as health services, aged care and food supply.

Other support, including food relief, is still available to Victorians who are financially impacted by COVID-19.

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 28 February 2022

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