Media release
11 October 2021

Victoria was notified of 1,612 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired. 

There are 19,012 active cases in Victoria. 

There are 677 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 133 of those cases are in intensive care, with 94 cases on a ventilator. 

Sadly, the Department was notified of eight deaths yesterday: 

  • A man in his 40s from Port Phillip 
  • A man in his 60s from Darebin 
  • Two men in their 70s, one from Melbourne, one from Glen Eira 
  • Two women in their 70s, one from Whittlesea, one from Darebin 
  • Two men in their 80s, one from Maribyrnong, one from Brimbank 

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 913

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 54,470

Vaccines 

Yesterday, 34,279 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. 

The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 3,933,887

For more information on doses administered in Victoria, download the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout (PDF)

From today, all Victorians aged 12 and over will be able to access mRNA vaccines Pfizer and Moderna at state-run vaccination centres. For more information, see the media release.

Victorians are encouraged to book their COVID-19 vaccination through their local GP or community pharmacy, community health service or state vaccination centre. To find a GP or pharmacy provider and make a booking, visit www.health.gov.au

Outbreaks 

Of the 1,612 cases reported yesterday, the following Local Government Areas in metropolitan Melbourne recorded more than one newly diagnosed case: 

  • 21 cases in Banyule 
  • 16 cases in Bayside 
  • 19 cases in Boroondara 
  • 102 cases in Brimbank 
  • 21 cases in Cardinia 
  • 174 cases in Casey 
  • 52 cases in Darebin 
  • 21 cases in Frankston 
  • 21 cases in Glen Eira 
  • 109 cases in Greater Dandenong 
  • 29 cases in Hobsons Bay 
  • 169 cases in Hume 
  • 31 cases in Kingston 
  • 22 cases in Knox 
  • 13 cases in Manningham 
  • 34 cases in Maribyrnong 
  • 9 cases in Maroondah 
  • 36 cases in Melbourne 
  • 105 cases in Melton 
  • 24 cases in Monash 
  • 25 cases in Moonee Valley 
  • 86 cases in Moreland 
  • 13 cases in Mornington Peninsula 
  • cases in Nillumbik 
  • 17 cases in Port Phillip 
  • 12 cases in Stonnington 
  • 13 cases in Whitehorse 
  • 152 cases in Whittlesea 
  • 69 cases in Wyndham 
  • 13 cases in Yarra 
  • 19 cases in Yarra Ranges 

Overall, there were 499 new cases in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, 427 new cases in the western suburbs, 459 cases in the south-eastern suburbs and 95 cases in the eastern suburbs.

There were also 122 cases notified in regional Victoria yesterday: 

  • 1 case in Ballarat 
  • 1 case in Bass Coast 
  • 18 cases in Baw Baw 
  • cases in Campaspe 
  • 1 case in Corangamite 
  • 6 cases in Greater Bendigo 
  • 9 cases in Greater Geelong 
  • 15 cases in Greater Shepparton 
  • case in Hepburn 
  • 16 cases in Latrobe 
  • 2 cases in Macedon Ranges 
  • 36 cases in Mildura 
  • 6 cases in Mitchell 
  • 4 casesin Moorabool 
  • 1 case in Strathbogie 
  • cases in Surf Coast 

For data on Victorian coronavirus cases, see Victorian Coronavirus data

There are currently more than 50,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria. 

At midday today, there were more than 310 published exposure sites in Victoria. 

For more information on each exposure site, including dates and times of exposure, please see 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. 

The Commonwealth Government publishes a weekly Common Operating Picture, which includes the effective reproduction number for all states and territories. For more information, refer to www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-common-operating-picture

Update: Restrictions 

The Rural City of Mildura is in lockdown with restrictions the same as those in Mitchell Shire and metropolitan Melbourne (excluding the curfew). 

For information on current restrictions, see How we live. . 

Wastewater testing 

COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater samples taken from the following regional areas:  

  • Wonthaggi – repeated unexpected detections for the period 4–8 October.  
  • Portland – repeated unexpected detections between 29 September and 7 October. 
  • Cobram – repeated unexpected detections between 29 September and 7 October.  
  • Swan Hill – repeated unexpected detections between 29 September and 7 October. 
  • Ballarat – repeated unexpected detections in areas that include part of Mitchell Park and Wendouree between 3 and 7 October. 
  • Apollo Bay – repeated unexpected detections between 28 September and 6 October. 
  • Aireys Inlet – repeated unexpected detections between 15 September and 4 October. 

The detections could be an undiscovered new case or cases or could be the result of one or more people in these areas who have recovered from COVID-19 but are still shedding the virus. 

Anyone who lives in, works in or has visited the areas above is urged to watch for the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop.

For more information on wastewater testing, see Wastewater testing

Testing 

Victoria recorded a record day for testing on a Sunday yesterday, with 73,138 COVID-19 tests processed. 

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

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

More information 

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, see the Coronavirus website  or call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also call the Victorian Aboriginal COVID Information Line on 1800 312 911. Callers will speak with Aboriginal staff who can answer questions about COVID-19 and direct them to relevant support services. The information line is open from 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. 

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
1,612 0 0 19,012 8 73,138 11,889,832

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

3,802,369 

2,660  1.85