Clone of Coronavirus update 27 January 2022

There are 1,057 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 77 active cases, including 40 on a ventilator, and an additional 40 cleared cases in ICU.

5,539,182 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 16,979 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 3,333 of these doses were for children aged 5 to 11.

35.3 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 93.4 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

Victoria was notified of 13,755 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:

  • 7,625 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
  • 6,130 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Of those who reported a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test yesterday:

  • About 60 per cent were from tests undertaken yesterday, 26 January.
  • About 24 per cent were from tests undertaken on 25 January.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 15 deaths of people aged in their 50s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. Most of today’s reported deaths occurred during the past two days. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,900.

There are 119,153 active cases in Victoria.

31,218 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,806,425.­­


More opportunities for children to be vaccinated

In an effort to ensure families have greater access to get their children aged 5-11 years vaccinated before school starts, 15 new pop-up vaccination clinics will open at primary schools across Victoria to deliver more doses in local communities.

Children do not have to attend these schools to get a vaccine.

In addition, some State-run vaccination centres will accept walk-ups for paediatric vaccines. These are: Sandown Racecourse, Dandenong Plaza, Caroline Springs Leisure Centre, Campbellfield Ford Complex, Sunshine Hospital (St Albans) and the Melton vaccination hub. Check the website for opening dates, times and site details.

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