Media Release
10 February 2021

Victoria has recorded two new locally acquired cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

These include a hotel quarantine worker and a hotel quarantine resident, both linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak.

The number of active cases in Victoria is 16, made up of five locally acquired cases, an increase of two since yesterday and 11 cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine, a decrease of one since yesterday.

There are no cases identified in returned travellers.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,458.

Update: new positive cases linked to Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport

Earlier today the department was alerted to two further individuals linked to the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport who have tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19): a worker, and a previous resident who exited the facility on February 7. These two cases will be reported in tomorrow’s numbers.

This takes the number of cases linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak to eight. This includes three index cases, three workers and two residents.

There may be exposure sites linked to the previous resident. Interviews are underway, and any sites will be published online at Case locations and outbreak page as soon as possible.

There are currently no exposure sites linked to the hotel quarantine worker.

Our public health response to this outbreak continues. If you have symptoms, get tested. If you have been to any current exposure sites in Victoria, get tested and stay isolated for 14 days.

For testing locations, visit the Where to get tested page.

Update: Holiday Inn - closed for terminal cleaning

The Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport has been closed for terminal cleaning. All staff are in isolation and all residents has been moved.

Anyone who has been in this facility for more than 15 minutes between 27 January and 9 February is considered a primary close contact. They must immediately isolate, get a test, and stay isolated for 14 days.

Update: Holiday Inn – food and beverage worker

The hotel quarantine worker who tested positive is a food and beverage attendant at the Holiday Inn.

She last worked on 4 February and tested negative at the end of her shift. She developed symptoms on 6 February.

On 8 February, she was advised that she was a primary close contact related to the previously identified exposure at the Holiday Inn and was, as such, required to isolate and get a test.

She got tested on the morning of 9 February – and returned a positive result. During the time she was infectious, she visited a number of sites in the Sunbury area.

We have so far identified 13 social and household primary close contacts linked to this case. Seven of this cohort have tested negative.

The exposure sites for this case published so far are as follows.

Friday 5th February

  • PJ's Pet Warehouse: Sunbury between 3:37pm and 4:10pm
  • Bakers Delight - Sunbury Square Shopping Centre: Sunbury between 3:40pm and 4:15pm
  • Aldente Deli - Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3:45pm and 4:23pm
  • Sushi Sushi - Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3:53pm and 4:28pm
  • Asian Star - Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 3:57pm and 4:30pm

Saturday 6th February

  • Sunny Life Massage – Sunbury Square Shopping Centre between 4:30pm and 6:30pm
  • Cellarbrations: Sunbury between 6:17pm and 7:02pm

Sunday 7th February 2021

  • Cellarbrations: Sunbury between 5:44pm and 6:19pm

Anyone who has visited these Tier 1 exposure sites during these dates and times must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and remain isolated for 14 days.

All current exposure sites can be seen at Case locations and outbreak page. This website is rapidly updated as any new sites are identified.

Update: Holiday Inn – resident

A resident of the Hotel Quarantine facility at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) after completing their 14-day quarantine and being cleared for release.

Interviews with the individual have concluded and there are no public exposure sites linked to this case.

Update: Holiday Inn – Authorised Officer

An Authorised Officer at the Holiday Inn tested positive on 7 February and eight household and family primary close contacts have been identified.

Current exposure sites linked to this case remain as follows:

  • Marciano's Cakes in Maidstone between 9:45am - 10:25am on Friday 5 February
  • Dan Murphy's Sunshine between 5:50pm - 6:30pm on Friday 5 February
  • Off Ya Tree Watergardens between 1:00pm - 1:52pm on Saturday 6 February
  • Dan Murphy's in Sunshine between 6:50pm - 7:30pm on Saturday 6 February

Please note that hours have been extended the exposure period for Off Ya Tree from 1:17pm back to 1:00pm.

All current exposure sites can be seen at Case locations and outbreak page. This website is rapidly updated as any new sites are identified.

Update: Grand Hyatt

The Department is continuing to follow up close contacts of a hotel quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne who has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday 3 February.
There are now 637 public exposure site contacts and we are still receiving negative results.

Expanded testing

Today, we are scaling up our testing effort with more hours, more sites, more staff, more resources and more text messages out to the community to support the Sunbury exposure sites.

Our Rapid Response Testing Team is investigating sites for drive-through centres and has set up testing buses which opened from 9am at:

  • Clarke Oval – on Riddell Rd, Sunbury
  • Goonawarra Recreation Reserve – Lancefield Rd, Sunbury

We are also extending hours at seven testing facilities in Hume and surrounds. They are:

  • The existing testing site at Western Health’s Sunbury Respiratory Clinic at 29 Timins St
  • The site at 157 Mickleham Rd, Tullamarine
  • Hume City Council in Broadmeadows
  • Roxburgh Park Youth and Rec Centre on Lakeside Drive in Roxburgh Park
  • Djerriwarrh Health Services on Barries Rd in Melton West
  • DPV Health on Schrotters Rd in Mernda
  • Banyule Community Health on Civic Drive in Greensborough

Another pop-up walk-up testing site has gone live this afternoon at Sunbury Memorial Drive and a drive through testing site will be operational early tomorrow.

There will active diversions in place to manage demand. 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 page.

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.

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 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 
2 0 0 16 0 22,849 4,605,765


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 
627,294 18,687 13