Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 30 January 2022

30/01/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 889 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 69 active cases ICU, including 35 on a ventilator, and an additional 42 cleared cases in ICU.

5,608,773 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 23,863 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 5,396 of these doses were for children aged 5 to 11.

38.1 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 93.5 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

Victoria was notified of 10,589 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:

  • 6,110 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 4,479 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 20 deaths of people aged in their 40s to 100s. Of today’s reported deaths, 10 were recorded as occurring in the last two days.

Two deaths were reclassified due to duplications. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,988.

There are 78,294 active cases in Victoria.

25,172 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,887,486.­­

Updates

Child vaccinations

This weekend’s child vaccination blitz continues today. 15 pop-up vaccination clinics are open this weekend at primary schools across Victoria to deliver more doses in local communities. More information can be found at Final push to protect kids before school.

In addition, some state-run vaccination centres are accepting walk-ups for paediatric vaccines. Book or check walk-up access online at your nearest state vaccination centre before you go, or visit the clinic finder to book through a participating GP or pharmacy.

Community Response Fund applications open

The Community Response Fund is making up to $20,000 available to eligible organisations that deliver engagement activities to support communities to self-manage and live safely with COVID-19. For more information contact: rapidresponseengagement@health.vic.gov.au.

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 30 January 2022

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