Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 6 March 2022

06/03/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 219 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 13 active cases in ICU, including 7 on a ventilator, and an additional 14 cleared cases in ICU. 

5,990,670 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 5,857 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 694 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11 years, 373 of which were second doses. 

60.8 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. 55.8 per cent of Victorians aged between 5 and 11 years have had one dose. 

5,046 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes: 

  • 3,290 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test  
  • 1,756 who returned a positive result on a PCR test 

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of four deaths of people aged in their 70s and 80s. These deaths all occurred in late January. 

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,594. 

There are 39,451 active cases in Victoria. 

15,151 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,586,019. 

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 06 March 2022

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