COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria

COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationVictoria, Australia
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseMelbourne
Arrival date19 January 2020
Confirmed cases63,836 (as of 16 October 2021)
Active cases21,647 (as of 16 October 2021)
Hospitalised cases798 (as of 16 October 2021)
Critical cases163 (as of 16 October 2021)
Recovered41,232 (as of 16 October 2021)
Deaths
957 (as of 16 October 2021)
Fatality rate2.32%
Government website
www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

The COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first confirmed case in the state of Victoria, also the first in Australia, was identified as being on 19 January 2020, when a man arrived by air from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. He later tested positive for the virus.[1][2]

  1. ^ "First confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Australia". Australian Government Department of Health (Press release). 25 January 2020. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  2. ^ "First novel coronavirus case in Victoria". www2.health.vic.gov.au (Press release). Department of Health & Human Services. 25 January 2020. Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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