Media release
04 July 2021

Victoria was notified of one new case of COVID-19 yesterday - an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

There have been no new locally acquired cases recorded in Victoria. 

This is the fourth day in a row of no new locally acquired cases.

There was one COVID-19 case in hospital in Victoria yesterday.

There were 23 active cases in Victoria – 5 are locally acquired and 18 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,714. 

Update: Travel permit changes

The following areas have been designated orange zones under Victoria’s travel permit system, effective 1:00am AEST Sunday 4 July:

  • Perth Metropolitan Region and Peel Region in WA 
  • Townsville (including Magnetic Island and Palm Island) in QLD
  • The LGAs of Ipswich, Logan and Redland within Greater Brisbane, and other LGAs in South East Queensland including Gold Coast, Lockyer Valley, Noosa, Scenic Rim and Somerset 

From 11.59pm AEST on Friday 2 July, Alice Springs and Greater Darwin - incorporating the City of Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield – are orange zones under Victoria's travel permit system. 

Orange zone permit holders entering Victoria must isolate on arrival, get tested within 72 hours, and stay isolated until they get a negative result. 

In Queensland, City of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast remain as red zones, effective from 1:00am AEST Wednesday 30 June.

Greater Sydney, including Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains and Wollongong, remain red zones, effective from 1:00am AEST Friday 25 June.

The ACT and all other LGAs in NSW are orange zones. 

Household engagement teams conducted 270 visits yesterday. Teams continue to observe strong compliance with isolation requirements. Two contacts from these visits are pending referral to Victoria Police.

You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria, even if entering from a green zone. Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria website. See more about Victoria's travel permit system at Victorian Travel Permit System.

Update: Outbreaks

Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreaks remain stable.

Victorian health authorities continue to manage 209 primary close contacts linked to the two cases from the Sandringham incursion.

There are still active exposure sites in Victoria. A full list of exposure sites is published at Case alerts – public exposure sites.

The Department also manages exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures, or if they identify small, private locations. 

Exposure sites are regularly reviewed based on intelligence and evidence, following case interviews. 

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 15,151 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

4362 were first doses of Pfizer and 10,789 were second doses.

This brings the total number of doses administered at these services to 1,154,819.

Next week, there are almost 40,000 bookings in the system for first doses of Pfizer and more than 51,000 second dose bookings. 

There are more appointments available, so make your booking today if you’re eligible.

Victoria's online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Information about Victoria’s vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

Current restrictions

Information about current restrictions can be found at Statement from the Acting Premier.

General advice

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 symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested. 

The Department publishes expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get tested.

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 11:59pm yesterday):

Cases acquired locally Cases acquired interstate Cases acquired overseas Active cases Lives lost Tests processed yesterday Total tests since pandemic began
0 0 1 23 0 20,441 7,360,998

 

Number of permits issued

(Jan 11 - 7am today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours

2,783,196

12,077 8.39