There are 988 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 77 active cases, including 40 on a ventilator, and an additional 37 cleared cases in ICU.
5,562,506 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 23,252 administered yesterday at state-run centres. 4,861 of these doses were for children aged 5 to 11.
35.7 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 12,755 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This includes:
- 7,410 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test
- 5,345 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.
Of those who reported a positive result on a Rapid Antigen Test yesterday:
- About 61 per cent were from tests undertaken yesterday, 27 January.
- About 21 per cent were from tests undertaken on 26 January.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of 39 deaths of people aged in their 30s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. All of the reported deaths occurred in the past week with the majority occurring on the past three days. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,939.
There are 101,605 active cases in Victoria.
24,467 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 18,830,892.
More opportunities for children to be vaccinated
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 are accepting 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.
St Vincent’s Hospital, which operates the vaccination centres at the Royal Exhibition Building and the old Ford Factory in Campbellfield, will also be offering walk-ups for 5-11-year-olds every day from now on at these sites.