Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 8 April 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 335 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 6 active cases in ICU, including 3 on a ventilator, and an additional 6 cleared cases in ICU.

6,149,931 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 2,330 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

66.4 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.4 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

11,192 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 7,163 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 4,029 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of four deaths yesterday of people aged in their 60s, 70s and 90s. Three of the deaths occurred this week and one death occurred in late March.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,774.

There are 63,985 active cases in Victoria.

24,465 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,147,720.


Free Rapid Antigen Tests for Victorians living with a disability

From tomorrow, free Rapid Antigen Tests will be available to eligible people with a disability. Those eligible – disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over – can collect up to 20 free RATs from state-run testing sites and through Disability Liaison Officers.

To find your nearest COVID-19 testing site, visit Where to get tested for COVID-19.

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 08 April 2022


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