The following are the latest statistics on Covid cases from the Victorian Chief Health Officer as of Friday 18 November.
There were 20,398 Covid-19 cases reported in Victoria this week, an increase of 22.8 per cent from the previous week.
The average daily number of new cases this week was 2,914, up from 2,377 last week. The number of active cases in Victoria on Friday was 18,150, up from 15,653 at the same time last week.
Patients with Covid in Victorian hospitals is 352, a 28.5 per cent increase when compared to the same time last week. There are currently 359 Covid patients in Victorian hospitals, including 16 Covid patients in intensive care. There are three Covid patients on ventilators.
The seven-day rolling average of patients in intensive care in Victorian hospitals is eight.
In the past three months, 3,200 Covid patients were hospitalised in Victoria. 41.9 per cent of those patients had not received their third vaccine dose. 961 (30 per cent) were unvaccinated; 27 had received one dose, 352 had two doses, 769 had received three doses, and 1,091 had received four doses.
The next update is due out on Friday 25 November, which can be viewed on the website: https://tinyurl.com/bat8sa56
This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 25 November 2022.