Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 31 August 2022

31/08/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 333 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 12 active cases in ICU, including 5 on a ventilator, and an additional 8 cleared cases in ICU.

6,342,125 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

69.7 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.7 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had 2 doses.

2,857 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 2,192 who tested positive on a rapid antigen test and 665 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 26 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90 years and over. Of the reported deaths, 18 occurred in the past week, 3 in the past fortnight, 4 in early to mid-August and 1 in July. 

The total number of COVID-related deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began is 5,307. The number of COVID-related deaths recorded in Victoria so far this year is 3,696. 

The Victorian Department of Health regularly undertakes reviews and audits of the State’s reported deaths to ensure the accuracy of our COVID-19 mortality figures.

The Victorian Department of Health is formally notified of deaths of people known to have COVID-19 via a number of different sources, including the Victorian Death Index, Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS), the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and local public health units. The department updates its confirmed death statistics daily.

There are 15,583 active cases in Victoria. The number of active cases in Victoria continues to decline from a peak of 71,428 recorded on 23 July.

9,702 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 22,163,863.

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 31 August 2022

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