Coronavirus update for Victoria 23 May

There are 555 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 24 active cases in ICU, including 8 on a ventilator, and an additional 5 cleared cases in ICU.

6,237,058 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 514 administered yesterday at state-run centres.

67.2 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.

8,971 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 6,868 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,103 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 5 deaths yesterday in people aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 3,252.

There are 72,370 active cases in Victoria.

12,095 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,922,368.

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