Media release
11 February 2021

Victoria recorded two new locally acquired cases of coronavirus in the 24-hour period to 11:59pm, 10 February. These cases were announced yesterday.

The number of active cases in Victoria as at 11:59pm on 10 February is 17, made up of seven locally acquired cases, an increase of two since yesterday and 10 cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine, a decrease of one since yesterday.

There are no cases identified in returned travellers.

As at 11:59pm on 10 February, the total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,460.

Update: Holiday Inn Outbreak

Three further individuals linked to the Holiday Inn Airport cases have tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) today.

Two are household primary close contacts of currently confirmed Holiday Inn staff cases. The cases were already isolating.

A third case is a staff member at the Holiday Inn and was tested yesterday as a primary close contact and returned a positive result today.

Interviews are underway and known exposure sites will be published online as soon as possible.

There are now 11 positive coronavirus cases linked to an outbreak at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport.

Yesterday evening, after further interviews, we updated our list of Tier 1 exposure sites to include two more.

Anyone who has visited these locations in the specified times must immediately isolate, get a test, and stay isolated for 14 days.

  • The Commonwealth Bank on Kingsway in Glen Waverley, between 1:30pm and 2:15pm on Tuesday, 9 February
  • The HSBC Bank on Kingsway in Glen Waverley, between 2:15pm and 3:30pm on Tuesday, 9 February

Last night, the Department also announced that based on public health advice and feedback from the community, they have added a Tier 2 exposure site in Sunbury.

  • If you attended the Sunbury Square Shopping Centre on Evans St in Sunbury between 3:40pm and 4:30pm on Friday 5 February, you are strongly encouraged to isolate, get a test urgently and isolate until you receive a negative result.

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.

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

Update: Expanded testing

The Department has scaled up its testing effort with more hours, more sites, more staff and more resources to support the Sunbury exposure sites.

A new site at the former Masters site, at the corner of Vineyard Road and McDougall Road, Sunbury, opened today. And another pop-up walk-up testing site opened yesterday afternoon at Sunbury Memorial Drive.

All up, 20 testing facilities across Melbourne increased their operations yesterday. Hundreds of people were tested at the pop-up sites at Clarke Oval and Goonawarra Rec Reserve.

The pre-existing testing site at the Sunbury Respiratory Clinic is also operational – supported by larger sites about 20 minutes’ drive away in Tullamarine, Broadmeadows and St Albans.

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 the Where to get tested page.

Update: Genomics testing

Genomic sequencing results for cases 5 and 6 (a resident and a worker) of the Holiday Inn outbreak were identical to cases 1 to 4 and are a match for the B.1.1.7 strain – the UK variant.

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 at Service Victoria website.

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 17 0 22,570 4,628,335

 

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 
647,034 19,740 13.7