Media release
10 August 2021

Victoria was notified of 20 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All are locally acquired cases. 

There are 111 active cases in Victoria – 108 locally acquired and three overseas acquired cases. 

There are 2 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 21,041.  

Update: Outbreaks 

The 20 new locally acquired cases are all linked to existing cases. Five cases were in quarantine for the entirety of their infectious period. 

Of the 20 cases, 10 are linked to CS Square in Caroline Springs: 

  • 4 are linked to YPA real estate – three workers and one household contact 

  • 3 are linked to Jolly Miller – one worker and two household contacts 

  • 1 is a worker at Pacific Smiles Dentist 

  • 2 are linked to the centre and investigations and interviews are underway to determine a single acquisition site 

1 case is also linked to a private workplace connected to Jolly Miller in CS Square. 

3 cases are linked to the Newport Football Club – one player, one social contact and one household contact. 

3 cases are linked to Mount Alexander College – two students and one household contact. 

2 cases are household contacts of the Newport family cluster. 

1 case is a student at Al-Taqwa College.  

There are now more than 12,000 active primary close contacts across Victoria. 

  • Almost 2000 are linked to Heathdale Christian College, and 88 per cent have returned a negative test. 

  • Over 1500 are linked to Islamic College of Melbourne, and 85 per cent have returned a negative test. 

  • Over 1,100 are linked to CS Square, and 67 per cent have returned a negative test. 

  • Over 800 are linked to Newport cluster of sites (including the football club), and 77 per cent have returned a negative test. 

  • Over 500 are linked to Ilim College, and 73 per cent have returned a negative test. 

  • Over 100 are linked to Warringah Park School, and 88 per cent have returned a negative test. 

Please check the website for all exposure sites and the dates and times of exposure

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

We continue to ask every Victorian to check exposure sites regularly, as they are subject to change based on follow-up interviews and further investigation.   

Update: Restrictions  

At 11:59pm Monday 9 August, restrictions eased in regional Victoria.  

For more information, see Lockdown to lift in regional Victoria on the Premier's website.  

Update: Vaccinations 

Yesterday, 22,670 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. 

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,818,753. 

Victorians aged between 18 and 39 can attend a state-run vaccination centre to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine should they provide informed consent. 

Yesterday, 2,366 first doses of AstraZeneca were administered at state-run centres. The equivalent figure for Monday 2 August was 719. 

A pop-up vaccination centre at Al-Taqwa College has concluded operations after administering 1,252 doses. 

This pop-up will move to another location in the Wyndham area to support students, families and staff at nearby affected schools. 

There are 333,000 vaccine appointments booked at state-run centres over the coming month, 101,000 of which are for AstraZeneca doses. 

319,000 vaccine appointments available over the coming month, 116,000 of which are for AstraZeneca doses. 

There are now 50 open access vaccination centres operating across Victoria. 

Victoria’s online booking system is now live or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. 

For information about Victoria’s vaccination centres, see Vaccination centres on the Coronavirus website. 

Update: Testing 

A total of 34,892 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.  

Testing capacity has been increased in Caroline Springs. 

Local testing options include: 

  • Caroline Springs Leisure Centre (Walk-up testing) at The Parade, Caroline Springs 

  • City Vista Sports Precinct, Fraser Rise (Drive through) at 46 City Vista Ct, Plumpton 

  • Melbourne Showgrounds (Drive through) at Gate 3, Langs Rd, Ascot Vale [extra capacity available] 

  • 4Cyte Pathology Sydenham at 508 Melton Hwy, Sydenham 

  • Victoria University, St Albans (Drive through) at McKechnie St, St Albans 

  • IPC Health West Sunshine Community Centre (Drive through) at 25 Kermeen St, Sunshine West 

  • Sunshine Hospital (Walk-up testing) at 176 Furlong Rd, St Albans 

  • Hampstead Rd (Drive through) at 77 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone 

See new and extended testing sites, where to get tested and expected wait times

COVID-19 wastewater detections [unchanged since 9 August] 

As advised on Saturday, a number of strong, repeat detections in the Glenroy-Broadmeadows area indicate that it is likely there are undetected positive cases of COVID-19 in that catchment.  

This catchment includes the following suburbs: Attwood, Broadmeadows, Coolaroo, Essendon Fields, Gladstone Park, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Greenvale, Jacana, Meadows Heights, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, Roxburgh Park, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights and Westmeadows. 

Anyone who lives, works or has visited the above suburbs between 28 July and 6 August is urged to watch for the slightest of COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if any symptoms develop. 

In regional Victoria, there were unexpected wastewater detections in Benalla and Healesville. 

The Healesville detection impacts the towns of Badger Creek and Healesville. 

Anyone who lives, works or has visited Benalla between 3 and 5 August and Healesville between 1 and 5 August is urged to watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested should symptoms develop. 

These detections may be due to someone who has had COVID-19, is no longer infectious and is continuing to shed the virus – or it may be due to an active but undiagnosed case in that area. 

Recent wastewater detections in Victoria have been an early warning signal of positive cases appearing in areas, such as Phillip Island in regional areas and multiple metropolitan locations, so people in areas with recent wastewater detections need to be especially vigilant in getting tested should they develop even the mildest of symptoms. 

In the past month in regional Victoria, positive readings for COVID-19 wastewater fragments have been detected in Bacchus Marsh, Benalla, Bendigo, Black Rock, Healesville, Koorlong, Somers and Wangaratta. Those in Benalla, Healesville and Wangaratta are not consistent with known cases and wastewater monitoring has been intensified.   

The wastewater testing program is designed as an early warning system and a cautious approach is always taken when these detections are found. 

The Department of Health has increased wastewater testing in the areas listed above and will continue to monitor the situation closely. 

For more information, see Wastewater testing.

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.  

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus website

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
20  0 0 111  0 34,892  8,606,865 

 

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

3,156,785 

5,775  4.01