Victoria’s Vaccination Target Closes In As Cases Ebb & Flow

1196 new infections

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Victoria reported a rise in Covid cases on Wednesday with 1196 new infections and sadly three more Covid-related deaths.

There are 9,774 active coronavirus cases, with 284 people in hospital, while 52 of those are in ICU and 29 are on ventilators.

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Another 53 people are in intensive care with Covid, but the health Department have confirmed their infections are no longer considered active.

The new cases were detected from a staggering 72,754 swabs collected on Tuesday, while 3,358 vaccine doses were administered at state-run hubs, with more at GP clinics and pharmacies. 

As of Wednesday morning, more than 89 per cent of Victorians aged over 12 are now fully vaccinated.

It comes as the backlash against Premier Dan Andrews' vaccine lockout hits new heights with some calling for more of a holistic response, alongside public health measures, including testing, tracing, self-isolating and quarantining where necessary.

With vaccine coverage almost at the 90 per cent milestone, some regions continue to lag despite a solid equity of access approach with double dose rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples only at 78 per cent.

However, it seems only time will tell, which way the state government goes, and where they draw the line in the sand, as to when unvaccinated Victorians aged over 12 can rejoin society and cultural life.


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24 November 2021

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