Media release
10 March 2021

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

This is the 12th day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired new cases of COVID-19.

The total number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Holiday Inn remains at 24.

There are six active cases in Victoria, made up of four locally acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday, and two overseas acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday.

There are no COVID-19 patients in hospital in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,483.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 2831 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 18,325.

Victoria is continuing to support the Commonwealth with their vaccination program and is expanding the rollout to include more locations for Victorians in the Commonwealth’s priority groups to receive the vaccine.

Plans are progressing for a high-volume vaccination centre located within the former Ford factory in Geelong to be managed by Barwon Health. The commencement date of this site and others will depend on vaccine supply and priority groups assigned by the Commonwealth.

The first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have arrived at Victoria’s hospital vaccination hubs, with 50,800 doses initially provided by the Commonwealth.

New Zealand flights to resume

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has determined the Auckland hotspot should be lifted and flights from New Zealand to Australia can resume as of 11.59pm on Thursday 11 March 2021.

Auckland (except for Auckland airport for the purposes of travelling only) will become an orange zone under Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system from 11.59pm on 11 March 2021.

People entering Victoria from Auckland (other than only for transit) must apply for an ‘orange zone’ permit. You can't apply for a permit if you have COVID-19 symptoms. You will need to get tested within 72 hours of arrival and remain home until you get a negative result.

People entering Victoria from areas of New Zealand outside Auckland are eligible to apply for a ‘green zone’ permit. More information on Victoria’s ‘traffic light’ travel permit system can be found at Victorian Travel Permit System.

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.

There are no current active exposure sites in Victoria. A list of exposure sites is published at Case locations and outbreaks.

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 www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

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 1 6 0 16,614 5,100,039

 

Number of permits issued 

(Jan 11 - midday today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours 
1,023,978 18,265 12.7