Media release
10 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 334 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.

There are 2,426 active cases in Victoria – 2,421 locally acquired and five overseas-acquired cases.

There are 127 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 33 of these cases are in intensive care, with 21 cases on a ventilator.

Of the cases in hospital yesterday, 90 per cent were not vaccinated and 10 per cent were partially vaccinated. No COVID-19 patients in hospital in Victoria were double-dose vaccinated.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 24,297. One historic case was reclassified.

Sadly, the Department has been notified of the death yesterday of a man aged in his 70s from Coburg who was diagnosed with COVID-19.

This brings the total number of deaths from the current outbreak to four and the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 824.

Directions update

From 11.59 pm last night (Thursday 9 September), coronavirus restrictions have been lifted in regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton.

In addition, Victorians who have been residing in a NSW-Victoria cross border community area in NSW for at least the 14 days from Wednesday 25 August to Wednesday 8 September will be able to apply for a new permit exemption category to come home.

Applications for exemptions will be open for seven days from midday today (Friday 10 September), and closing at 6:00pm on Friday 17 September 2021.

For more information, visit Coronavirus restrictions to lift in Regional Victoria.

Update: Northern Territory declared a Green Zone

The Chief Health Officer has determined that from 12:01am today (Friday 10 September), the Northern Territory Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, Litchfield Council, Wagait Shire, Belyuen Shire, Dundee, Bynoe, Charlotte, Cox Peninsula, Municipality of Katherine including Tindal are now green zones under Victoria’s travel permit system.

When the green zone is in effect, people who have been in these LGAs at any time in the previous 14 days have been in a green zone. Previous orange zone arrivals from these LGAs who are currently in Victoria will become green zone arrivals.

You still need a valid permit, exemption or exception if arriving from a green zone. To apply for a permit, visit Service Victoria. It is an offence to enter Victoria without a valid permit, exemption or exception, with fines of up to $5,452.

For more information on Victoria’s travel permit system visit Victorian travel permit system.

Update: Freight and healthcare worker vaccinations

Due to the significant risk that NSW continues to pose to Victoria, we are further tightening border restrictions by adding a requirement to our Specified Worker (Multiple Entry) Permit.

From 23 September, freight and healthcare workers entering Victoria under the Specified Worker (Multiple Entry) Permit must have had at least one vaccination dose before entry.

Evidence can be documentation from the vaccine provider of your first dose or your COVID-19 digital certificate which is accessible through Commonwealth myGov account.

Workers will need to apply for a new permit if their current permit expires after 23 September and confirm that they have received their vaccine dose to be eligible for this permit.

Update: Cross-border Community - Extreme Risk Zone permit

The lifting of the lockdown in regional Victoria (excluding Greater Shepparton) will impact the reasons why someone can obtain a Cross-border Community - Extreme Risk Zone permit to enter or re-enter Victoria.

From 11:59pm 9 September, the work-related permitted reasons for travel as part of the Cross-border Community - Extreme Risk Zone permit are:

  • attending authorised work only in Metropolitan Melbourne and Greater Shepparton
  • attending paid or voluntary work that is located elsewhere in regional Victoria, or on the NSW-side of the cross-border community area

If you can work from home, you should. When in Victoria, you must observe the restrictions that are in place.

There are no other changes to the permitted reasons for entering or re-entering Victoria for Cross-border Community - Extreme Risk Zone permit holders.


Yesterday was another record day for vaccinations with 39,027 vaccine doses administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,757,677.

Victoria now stands at 64.2 per cent of first COVID-19 vaccines administered.

We are now just 169,174 jabs away from our one million doses target in five weeks.

More than 71,000 vaccination bookings were made yesterday.

Over the next seven days, there are more than 10,000 first-dose AstraZeneca appointments available.

Bookings can be made via Victoria’s online booking system at Book your vaccine appointment, or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Under the current directions, getting vaccinated is not a reason to travel from metropolitan Melbourne and Greater Shepparton (both currently classified as restricted zones) to a non-restricted regional area and vice versa.

All Year 11 and 12 students sitting VCE Unit 3&4 exams can book priority appointments for COVID-19 vaccination until Sunday 19 September. Booking information has been provided directly to eligible families.

New Chief Health Officer directions are now in place requiring residential aged-care facilities to ensure their workers are vaccinated.

For more information, visit Information for workers required to be vaccinated.


Of the 334 local cases diagnosed yesterday, 149 were linked to current cases and outbreaks as of this morning. The remaining 185 cases are under investigation.

The following Local Government Areas recorded more than one newly diagnosed case yesterday:

  • 3 cases in Banyule
  • 8 cases in Brimbank
  • 3 cases in Casey
  • 6 cases in Darebin
  • 2 cases in Frankston
  • 3 cases in Greater Dandenong
  • 21 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 95 cases in Hume
  • 2 cases in Knox
  • 2 cases in Manningham
  • 5 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 8 cases in Melbourne
  • 17 cases in Melton
  • 9 cases in Moonee Valley
  • 55 cases in Moreland
  • 3 cases in Port Phillip
  • 23 cases in Whittlesea
  • 4 cases in Whitehorse
  • 30 cases in Whittlesea
  • 41 cases in Wyndham
  • 3 cases in Yarra Ranges

Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available at Victorian coronavirus (COVID-19) data.

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 347 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 386 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 606 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 418 are aged between 30 and 39.

Around 85 per cent of all active cases in Victoria are under the age of 50.

There are currently 14,113 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At midday today, there were 1062 published exposure sites in Victoria.

For more information on each exposure site, including dates and times of exposure, please visit Case alerts - public exposure sites.

There may be occasions when the Department is unable to make contact with a business or residential premises before their listing as an exposure site. At all times, we take the decision of when to publish these sites in the interests of public health.

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


Yesterday, the number of COVID-19 tests performed in Victoria surpassed 10 million since the start of the pandemic.

42,998 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

Getting tested as soon as you have symptoms will help health authorities identify new positive cases and provide proper care for your family.

If you are concerned about losing money from missing work, support is available – including the $450 test isolation payment. For more information, go to Financial support.

To find your nearest COVID-19 testing site, visit Where to get tested. Operating hours and wait times will vary.

For more information, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 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 
334 0 0 2,426 1 42,998 10,019,971


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 


12,357 8.58