Media Release
25 February 2021

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

This is the sixth day in a row that Victoria has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.

The total number of COVID-19 cases now linked to the Holiday Inn remains at 22.

There are 16 active cases in Victoria, made up of 10 locally acquired cases, a decrease of four since yesterday, and six overseas acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday. There are six cases in hotel quarantine.

There are two COVID-19 patients in hospital in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,479.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 808 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday at hospital vaccination hubs across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered in Victoria since the program started on Monday 22 February to 2063.

Victorians with the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 are being prioritised for the vaccine, including Hotel Quarantine and Health Hotel workers, airport and port workers, and frontline health staff in COVID-19 screening clinics, specialist COVID-19 wards, Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments and more.

The vaccines are being administered through hospital vaccination hubs managed by public health services. Hubs also manage several special outreach sites including at Melbourne Airport and the Port of Portland.

Hubs will also deliver the vaccine to public sector residential aged care patients and workers, with the Commonwealth responsible for providing the vaccine to the private sector aged care and disability sectors.

All nine hospital vaccination hubs will commence operations over the coming weeks

The Victorian Government is working closely with the Commonwealth on the rollout of its vaccination program.

Update: Holiday Inn cases

There are no new cases of COVID-19 linked to the Holiday Inn.

There are now 10 active cases linked to the Holiday Inn with four cases being cleared yesterday by the Expert Review Panel.

We are continuing to manage, monitor and test the primary close contacts linked to the Holiday Inn cases.

There are no new exposure sites identified since yesterday.

The Department is undertaking Day 11 tests for people linked to current exposure sites and Day 14 tests for some of the higher-risk close contacts. All current exposure sites can be seen at Case locations and outbreaks.

Update: Arrivals from Auckland, New Zealand

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 24 February all flights arriving from Auckland into Victoria will be regarded as ‘red zone’ arrivals and anyone arriving will be required to enter mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days.

Those who arrived in Melbourne from Auckland from Tuesday 23 February are asked to get a COVID-19 test immediately and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

The Department of Health is in the process of contacting impacted travellers and will provide them with advice about where to get tested.

General advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. If you are experiencing any symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.

The Department is publishing expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get tested. Travel permit applications can be made through the Service Victoria portal.

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

Latest statewide numbers (data reported to 11:59 pm yesterday):

Cases acquired locally Cases acquired interstate Cases acquired overseas Active cases Lives lost Tests processed yesterday Total tests since pandemic began 
0 0 0 16 0 18,282 4,926,111

 

Number of permits issued 

(Jan 11 - 8am today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours 
811,211 13,303 9.2