Coronavirus update for Victoria 19 August

There are 514 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 20 active cases in ICU, including 8 on a ventilator, and an additional 7 cleared cases in ICU.

6,337,540 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

69.6 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.

3,857 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 2,819 who tested positive on a rapid antigen test and 1,038 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 27 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90 years and over. The total number of COVID-related deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began is 5,063. The number of COVID-related deaths recorded in Victoria so far this year is 3,452.

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 24,735 active cases in Victoria. The number of active cases in Victoria continues to decline from a peak of 71,428 recorded on 23 July.

10,984 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 22,066,377.

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