Media release
11 August 2021

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

There are 118 active cases in Victoria - 116 locally acquired and two overseas acquired cases.

There is one COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 21,056.

Update: Outbreaks

15 of the 20 new locally acquired cases are linked to current outbreaks and 5 are under investigation.

14 cases were in quarantine for their infectious period.

Of the 15 linked cases:

Six cases are associated with Al-Taqwa College - a student and 5 household contacts.

Five cases are associated with Mount Alexander College - all household contacts.

Four cases are associated with CS Square in Caroline Springs, one of which is indirectly linked to CS Square. Of these four:

  • Two are linked to Jolly Miller Café - a worker and a household contact
  • One is linked to YPA real estate - a worker
  • One is linked to a private workplace in Hoppers Crossing which in turn is linked to the SC Square outbreak

Of the five cases under investigation, three are from a household in the City of Melton and two are a from a household in the City of Melbourne.

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

Please check the website for all exposure sites and the dates and times of exposure at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

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.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 23,811 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria's state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,842,599.

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

Yesterday, 3,300 people received their first dose of AstraZeneca.

In the last 24 hours, over 7,000 bookings were made for AstraZeneca, and over 30,000 bookings were made for Pfizer - including second doses.

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

Victoria's online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Information about Victoria's vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

Update: Testing

A total of 41,571 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 at Where to get tested.

COVID-19 wastewater detections

Repeated wastewater detections in the Keysborough area indicate there may be undetected positive cases of COVVID-19 in that catchment.

Anyone who lives, works, or has visited Keysborough between 1st and 6th of August is urged to watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested should symptoms develop,

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 with no further viral traces found to date. 

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.

More information is available at 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 https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

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 0 118 0 41,517 8,648,436

 

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

3,162,023

5,065 3.52