Geelong to pass 100,000 COVID cases

Lui Zacher
July 29, 2022 / 11:22 pm

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The 100,000th positive COVID case will happen in Geelong some time Saturday

The Local Government Area (LGA) of Geelong will be the third in the state to enter six-digits after Casey and Wyndham which are respectively the most populated and second most populated LGAs in Victoria.

Geelong is 26th when it comes to per-capita active cases of COVID with one in every 91 residents positive with the disease, after the LGA reported 498 new cases on Friday, and has managed to stay just under 3,000 active cases in this wave getting as close as 2,990 last Sunday.

Wyndham currently has one in every 80 residents isolating with COVID, while Queenscliffe has seen a sharp drop in active cases after being one of the state’s most infected regions per-capita, currently one in every 113 residents is positive.

Surf Coast is the 14th least COVID-positive LGA, with an active case of COVID in one in every 119 residents.


Statewide there’s more than eight hundred Victorians in hospital, but less than 4% of those cases require ICU treatment, a stark contrast to earlier waves when vaccination numbers were down.

Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton told Geelong Broadcasters the virus is continually evolving to evade vaccines.

“The vaccine has saved 20 million lives globally … what we’re seeing is that it remains fantastic for protecting us for being hospitalised getting really severe ill from (COVID)”

Mr Sutton says there’s no plans to change the COVID isolation requirements

“At the moment the Omicron variant, you’re certainly infectious for five days and if you’re symptomatic you need to remain in isolation until you’ve recovered”



File image: Geelong Broadcasters