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Victorian COVID-19 data

Data updates on COVID-19 including graphs showing case numbers, location and age group

This page will next be updated on Friday 31 March 2023.

Updated: 24 March 2023 11:00 am

Data from Friday 17 March 2023 - Thursday 23 March 2023.


4,467 (+13%)
total cases for the past week
total active cases

Current cases in hospital

152 (+30%)
cases in hospital (7-day rolling average)
cases in ICU (7-day rolling average)

Total tests and total cases

PCR tests (7-day rolling average)
positive RAT tests (7-day rolling average)
total cases from PCR

Lives lost and cases recovered

lives lost on average each day over the past week
total lives lost
cases recovered

Data is progressively extracted from systems at different times overnight, and this can sometimes result in discrepancies between data sets. These are rectified in subsequent data releases.

Please note: Data reviewed and validated from April 2021. Locations for some historic cases have been updated.

Victorian case numbers by location

Updated: 24 March 2023 11:00 am

By Local Government Area

Disclaimer: Cases that are acquired overseas after December 1st, 2020 are recorded as residing in a default postcode of 9998 and Local Government Area of 'Travel Overseas'. These entries are not displayed in the maps however are contained in the datasets.

Daily new cases in Victoria

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Active cases in Victoria

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Rapid antigen and PCR cases by age group and gender

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Data downloads

Updated: 24 March 2023 10:00 am
This data will next be updated on Friday 31 March 2023

Information about this report

This is an interactive report of COVID-19 in Victoria. It is the most accurate data available to the Department of Health at the time of publication.

Information about the data

A confirmed case is a person who has a positive laboratory test for COVID-19. A probable case is a person who has a positive rapid antigen test. The total numbers of cases refers to the number of confirmed cases and probable cases.

An active case is someone who has tested positive and is currently in isolation. The department monitors active cases. A small number of cases that are not contactable are considered to have recovered after 28 days from diagnoses.

Residential location is the address provided by a person during contact tracing. This is not where they were infected. It may not be where the case currently resides (for example they might be in a hospital). Postcode of the case does not reflect where a person was infected.

In the event that a case is detected and a residential postcode is not available a postcode of 3999 is used.

Information about maps

Data on the map is presented by local government area.

We use the most up to date data available to update these maps each day.

Statewide case numbers are subject to change as cases are reviewed and reclassified. Some postcode and local government information requires follow up and confirmation with a confirmed case and so is not added to the map until this process is completed by our Public Health team.

The maps on the website include probable cases from positive rapid antigen tests.

We use 2016 ABS data for Australian postcodes and population statistics. Some cases may occur in new postcodes and so cannot be added to the map.

We include data available for download. When a case requires review and confirmation it is included in the local government area data under the heading 'other' and the postcode 9999 is displayed in the postcode data. When a case occurs in a new postcode it is included in the postcodes download and identified under the relevant new postcode number.

Interpreting data

Data presented in this report may change as more information becomes available. Analysis in this report is based on the date on which the event was first received by the department.

The data is continuously cleaned and processed which includes the removal of duplication and allocating cases to the date of test, rather than the date of notification to the department. While positive cases are notified on the same day, there can be a lag in providing some negative results, which causes the need for adjustment.

Events are counted in the Victorian data set if the case is being managed in Victoria. Positive cases are allocated a location. The current cases maps don't necessarily reflect where the person caught COVID-19.

You should not use the maps to decide to travel or shop in an area that may appear to have lower cases level of COVID-19.

Source of data

The department sources this data through contact tracing and management of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2009, the department is authorised by law to collect information from doctors and laboratories about diagnoses of certain health-related conditions in Victoria. The law exists to monitor and control the occurrence of infectious diseases and other medical conditions, and helps to prevent further illness. The aim is to protect the health and safety of the community.

On 29 January 2020, the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 were amended to add Novel Coronavirus 2019 to the list of notifiable conditions in Schedule 3 and 5 requiring notification by medical practitioners and pathology services as soon as practicable.

The following data sources are also used

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS data) is used to calculate a rate by population for postcodes and local government areas.
  • Local government area population data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for 2019.
  • Postcode population data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 census figures. The ABS postcode areas can differ from the Australia Post postcode areas. The ABS postcode areas may not include newly added postcodes by Australia Post.

Reviewed 27 March 2023

Coronavirus Hotline

Call the Coronavirus Hotline if you need help to report a rapid antigen test (RAT) or if you have any questions about COVID-19.

The Victorian Coronavirus Hotline diverts to the National Coronavirus Helpline every night between 4pm and 9am.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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