Media release
12 May 2021

Victoria was notified of one new case of coronavirus yesterday.

Genomic sequencing results on this new case have been reported to the Department, and they support the hypothesis that the Victorian case acquired COVID-19 in an interstate hotel quarantine facility.

This is the 75th day in a row of no new locally acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,537.

Update: Wollert COVID-19 case 

Public health teams have spent the last 24 hours identifying, testing, tracing and isolating people who have been in contact with the positive COVID-19 case in Victoria.

The positive case has been interviewed and exposure sites in Melbourne, Epping and Altona North, plus a number of train stations and train services, are published at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

All three of the individual’s household Primary Close Contacts have been tested and returned negative results. As Primary Close Contacts, they remain in isolation. In addition, as of midday 12 May:

  • 28 patrons and staff who attended the Curry Vault CBD exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 16 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 17 people who attended the Pact Altona North exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 11 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 8 people who attended the Indiagate Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 5 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 28 people who attended the Woolworths Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 9 negative test results have so far been returned.

While these locations represent the Department’s highest priority exposure sites, work continues on other sites which require people who attended to get tested and stay isolated until they return a negative result.

This includes two train services on the Craigieburn Line. Messages are being sent to AFL ticket holders (returning home on trains after Friday night football) and registered myki holders linked to these services. Messages have also been sent to 396,000 people who live in communities near exposure sites.

An encouraging number of Victorians got tested yesterday.

Testing hours and capacity have been expanded at more than 20 major locations.

The Department is publishing expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get tested.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. 

Update: Vaccinations 

A total of 8,146 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday by state commissioned services across Victoria. 

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered by the Department as of yesterday to 281,501. 

A full list of opening hours and wait times at Victoria’s vaccination centres can be seen at Vaccination centres. Appointments can be made by calling 1800 675 398.

NSW 

NSW has recorded no new community acquired cases of COVID-19 since yesterday.

All areas in New South Wales remain as green zones under Victoria’s travel permit system. 

People entering Victoria from a green zone require a permit. Permits take five minutes to obtain at Service Victoria. Permits help authorities contact people should the situation in any state change. 

NSW Health publishes a list of exposure sites linked to its recent community cases at Latest news and updates.

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 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 Coronavirus 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 
0 1 0 19 0 21,461 5,991,796

 

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 

2,164,835

19,509 13.55