Coronavirus update for Victoria 18 May

There are 510 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 24 active cases in ICU, including 5 on a ventilator, and an additional 7 cleared cases in ICU.

6,229,524 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,947 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

67.0 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have had three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 94.6 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have had two doses.

14,220 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 9,979 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 4,241 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 22 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,180.

There are 78,017 active cases in Victoria.

25,342 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,834,403.

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