Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 7 January 2022

There are 644 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 58 active cases in ICU, with 24 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 48 cleared cases in ICU.

07/01/22

COVID-19 Data

There are 644 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 58 active cases in ICU, with 24 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 48 cleared cases in ICU.

5,096,518 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 20,726 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

94.5 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 93 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

13 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Victoria was notified of 21,728 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired except for one, which was acquired overseas. The 10 LGAs with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Melbourne, Brimbank, Melton, Hume, Greater Dandenong, Moreland, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Wyndham.

All locations containing new cases will be published today at Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are 69,680 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 274,123.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of six deaths of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,565.

68,202 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 17,766,172.

Updates

Mandatory reporting of positive Rapid Antigen Tests

From today, anyone who tests positive on a Rapid Antigen Test is considered to be a probable case of COVID-19 and must immediately isolate for seven days and notify their contacts – just like those who test positive on a PCR test.

Anyone with a positive Rapid Antigen Test must report their result online at Reporting your result or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Interpreter services are available by selecting Option 0.

For more information, refer to Nine easy questions for rapid COVID response.

Density requirements for indoor venues

A density quotient of one person per two square metres now applies to all indoor entertainment and hospitality venues in Victoria (except cinemas and theatres).

For more information, see Sensible steps to reduce testing queues and transmission.

COVID-19 vaccinations

State-run vaccination centres are taking appointments for children aged 5 to 11.

Parents and carers can make a booking by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week) or using the online booking system with a unique email address. This could be a new or alternative email address used by you or your child.

If you’re aged 18 or over and had your second vaccination four or more months ago, you're eligible for your third dose. You can get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines regardless of the COVID-19 vaccine you received for your initial doses.

You can book your vaccination appointment online. For walk-ins, please check the list of vaccination centres to find the opening hours for individual sites. Otherwise, to obtain your vaccination, please use the Vaccine Clinic Finder to find a participating GP or pharmacy.

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 07 January 2022

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