Coronavirus update 12 January 2022

There are 946 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 69 active cases in ICU and 43 cleared cases in ICU, and 31 people on a ventilator.

5,188,774 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 24,547 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

94.6 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 93.1 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

18.6 per cent of Victorians aged 18 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Victoria was notified of 40,127 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:

  • 18,434 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and who reported the result to the Department
  • 21,693 who returned a positive result on a PCR test

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

  • Approximately 50 per cent were from tests undertaken yesterday, 11 January.
  • Approximately 20 per cent were from tests undertaken 10 January.
  • With the remainder from tests undertaken over the previous five days.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 21 deaths of people aged in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,614.

Of today’s 21 deaths, ten were recorded as occurring in the last two days. Two occurred in late December. Deaths are reported to the Department by different sources including VICNISS, the Victorian Death Index, and Local Public Health Units.

There are 209,715 active cases in Victoria.

61,630 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,139,076.

Updates

More vaccinators

The Victorian Government will train up to 1,000 new vaccinators, helping first-year health students, retired nurses and more join an expanded workforce to be deployed across state-run centres and boost our vaccination efforts. See more information at We want you: More vaccinators for our state-run system.

Child vaccinations

Yesterday, approximately 4,600 children between the age of 5 and 11 were vaccinated at state centres. Full numbers from GPs and pharmacies will be made available in the coming days via the Australian Immunisation Register.

Parents and carers can make a booking at state-run centres by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or using the online booking system with a unique email address. This could be a new or alternative email address used by you or your child. Walk-ins without a booking are not available for children aged 5 to 11.

Appointments can be made at a GP or pharmacy by booking through the clinic finder.

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