Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 8 May 2022


COVID-19 Data

There are 491 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 32 active cases in ICU, including 8 on a ventilator, and an additional 6 cleared cases in ICU.

6,214,249 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,823 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

66.6 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.5 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

8,744 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 5,769 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,975 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of four deaths yesterday of people aged in their 30s, 70s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,034.

There are 61,366 active cases in Victoria.

17,038 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,648,572.

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 May 2022

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