Source: Government of Victoria 2
Yesterday, 4,019 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,855,893.
93.9 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 91.1 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.
There are 288 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – 41 active cases in ICU, with 20 of those on a ventilator. There are an additional 50 cleared cases in ICU. Of those in hospital, 61 per cent were not fully vaccinated and of those in ICU, 86 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
Victoria was notified of 1,419 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All the new cases were locally acquired except for one case that was acquired overseas. The 10 Local Government areas with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Hume, Brimbank, Melton, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Kingston, Manningham, Boroondara and Moreland.
There are 12,728 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 124,299.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 10 deaths of people aged in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,346.
70,343 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 15,270,299.
There are currently more than 29,900 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
Omicron variant of concern
Victoria is maintaining enhanced quarantine arrangements for overseas arrivals to protect the state from the new Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern until more is known about the strain.
There are currently no known cases of the Omicron variant in Victoria.
The Seychelles is no longer a country of concern.
More cases linked to CBD protests
There are now 29 cases linked to the recent mass gatherings in the Melbourne CBD in November.
The cases are in 18 men and 11 women aged between 14 and 73 years old.
Only one case was fully vaccinated at the time of testing positive. Three cases had received one dose of vaccine and the remaining 25 cases were unvaccinated.
Three people have presented to hospital and two have been admitted. None of these cases were vaccinated.
Public health investigations have determined that 11 cases attended the mass gatherings while infectious, with 16 cases deemed to have possibly acquired COVID-19 during the protests. Investigations are continuing.
Anyone who has even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms is urged to get tested.
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.