Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 8 February 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 575 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 45 active cases in ICU, including 30 on a ventilator, and an additional 27 cleared cases in ICU.

5,758,533 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 15,870 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 582 of the doses administered yesterday were for children aged 5 to 11.

45.9 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 93 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses. 49.9 per cent of Victorians between 5 and 11 have had one dose.

9,785 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes:

  • 7,216 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 2,569 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 20 deaths of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Of those deaths, six occurred in the last two days.

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 2,198.

There are 58,449 active cases in Victoria.

19,404 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 19,099,420.


Rapid Antigen Tests for early childhood families

More than 1.6 million rapid antigen tests will be delivered to early childhood settings in the coming weeks for families to conduct voluntary twice-weekly testing. For more information visit Link .

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria websiteExternal Link 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 February 2022


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