Coronavirus update for Victoria 24 May

There are 545 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria – with 27 active cases in ICU, including 7 on a ventilator, and an additional 9 cleared cases in ICU.

6,238,140 vaccine doses have been administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services, with 1,080 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.

11,656 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded yesterday. This includes 9,280 who tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test and 2,376 who returned a positive result on a PCR test.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 16 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 3,268.

There are 69,804 active cases in Victoria.

13,136 PCR tests were processed yesterday. The total number of PCR tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 20,935,504.

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