Coronavirus update for Victoria 17 August

There are 518 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 22 active cases in ICU, including 7 on a ventilator, and an additional 7 cleared cases in ICU.

6,336,246 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

69.5 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.7 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had 2 doses.

4,732 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 3,503 who tested positive on a rapid antigen test and 1,229 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 15 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. The total number of COVID-related deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began is 4,990. The number of COVID-related deaths recorded in Victoria so far this year is 3,379.

The Victorian Department of Health regularly undertakes reviews and audits of the State’s reported deaths to ensure the accuracy of our COVID-19 mortality figures.

The Victorian Department of Health is formally notified of deaths of people known to have COVID-19 via a number of different sources, including the Victorian Death Index, Victorian Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS), the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and local public health units. The department updates its confirmed death statistics daily.

There are 26,476 active cases in Victoria. The number of active cases in Victoria continues to decline from a peak of 71,428 recorded on 23 July.

12,105 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 22,044,293.

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