Media release
1 May 2021

Victoria has been notified of 3 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday – all are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The three new cases are a man aged in his 40s and two men aged in their 30s.

Victoria has recorded no new locally acquired cases.

This is the 64th day in a row that no new cases have been acquired in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,521.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 3,124 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday by state commissioned services across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered by the Department as of yesterday to 210,242.

A full list of opening hours and wait times at Victoria’s high-volume vaccinations centres can be seen at High-volume vaccination centres.

An additional high-volume vaccination centre will open at Cranbourne Racecourse, managed by Monash Health, on Tuesday 4 May.

The Department, along with health services, will announce other open-access locations when they are confirmed.

Update: WA travel permit zones and primary close contacts

All passengers, crew and ground crew associated with flight QF778 and all Perth exposure site primary close contacts in Victoria have tested negative to COVID-19 and remain in quarantine.

Those in quarantine will start having their day 13 tests from tomorrow.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer declared that from 12.01am on Wednesday 28 April, the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region in Western Australia have been designated orange zones under Victoria’s travel permit system.

Update: Wastewater testing

Victoria recorded encouraging numbers of people who got tested yesterday following wastewater detections of COVID-19 fragments in Melbourne’s western and north-western suburbs.

A total of 246 people, who were either primary close contacts linked to a positive case on flight QF778 from Perth to Melbourne on 23 April or are recently returned travellers from the Perth and Peel regions of Western Australia and who were in the western and north-western suburbs, have been contacted and are being offered testing as a precaution.

Only negative results have been recorded so far.

A full list of all wastewater detections in Victoria can be found at Wastewater testing.

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.

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 3 23 0 15, 248 5,824,918

 

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 

1,982,454

14,774 10.26