Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 5 June 2022

05/06/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 499 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 22 active cases in ICU, including 9 on a ventilator, and an additional 6 cleared cases in ICU.

6,256,949 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,346 doses administered yesterday at state-run centres.

67.7 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.6 percent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

7,077 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 4,571 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,506 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 16 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,496.

There are 53,249 active cases in Victoria.

12,549 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 21,120,068.

Updates

Victorians eligible for a COVID-19 ‘winter’ dose

More Victorians at greater risk of severe disease can get a fourth COVID-19 ‘winter’ dose from GPs, pharmacies and state vaccination centres. In addition to those already eligible, ATAGI recently recommended the dose for people aged 16 to 64 who have:

  • a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness, or
  • disabilities with significant, complex or multiple health issues, which increase the risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19 infection.

Visit Who can get vaccinated against COVID-19 for more information.

COVID-19 medicines available to eligible Victorians

Eligible Victorians with COVID-19 who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill can access medicine to help prevent them needing hospital care. General practitioners can assess a person’s need for COVID-19 medication.

For more information, refer to COVID-19 medicines.

Links and contacts

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 05 June 2022

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