Media release
13 February 2021

Victoria has recorded one new locally acquired case of coronavirus.

This new case is a man aged in his 30s and is linked to the Holiday Inn cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases now linked to the Holiday Inn is 14.

The number of active cases in Victoria is 20, made up of 13 locally acquired cases, an increase of one since yesterday and 7 cases in returned travellers in hotel quarantine, unchanged since yesterday.

There have been no cases identified in returned travellers.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,466.

Update: Holiday Inn Cases

Yesterday’s new positive case linked to the Holiday Inn cases is a social primary close contact of a  previously identified positive case who is one of the Holiday Inn workers.

Over 30 primary close contacts of the new case have been identified, contacted and are currently in isolation. They are being tested today.

The private function venue, at 426 Sydney Road, Coburg, has been listed as an exposure site. Anyone who visited this location on the below dates and times must isolate, test and remain isolated for 14 days.

Other new exposure sites have been identified and published online. The new exposure sites are:

Saturday 6 February

  • A private dining venue at 426 Sydney Rd, Coburg from 7:14pm – 11:30pm

Monday 8 February

  • Coates Hire Werribee in Hoppers Crossing from 6.45am - 7.30am
  • Caltex Woolworths in Hoppers Crossing from 6.40am - 7.15am
  • The Coffeeologist Café in Point Cook from 11am – 11.40am (Tier 2 site)

Tuesday 9 February

  • 901 bus route (from Melbourne Airport to Broadmeadows Station) between 1:02pm – 1:49pm
  • Craigieburn Line train (from Broadmeadows Station to Glenroy Station) between 1.25pm – 1.59pm
  • 513 bus route (from Glenroy Station towards Eltham) between 1.35pm – 2.17pm
  • Alberton Café in Albert Park from 8.50am – 10.10am

Wednesday 10 February

  • The Coffeeologist Café in Point Cook from 11.30am – 12.10pm (Tier 2 site)

Thursday 11 February

  • Alberton Café in Albert Park from 9am – 10.15am

Anyone who had attended the above sites, with the exception of the Coffeeologist Café, on the listed dates and times must isolate, get tested and stay isolated for 14 days.

The Coffeeologist Café is a Tier 2 site so anyone who was there on the listed dates and times needs to isolate, get tested and can leave isolation after receiving a negative test result.

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.

The 12 staff who were exposed to a positive COVID-19 case at the Brunetti Café in Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport on 9 February have all been tested and 11 have returned negative results. A result on the remaining outstanding test is expected later today.

In addition, 38 customers from the Brunetti are being contacted and followed up to ensure they and their households contacts are isolating and getting tested.

As of last night, 996 people have been identified as primary close contacts related to the Holiday Inn.

This number will increase daily as we continue to obtain contacts through interviews, QR codes, sign-in sheets and people coming forward.

Of the 996 primary close contacts:

  • 78 are social and household contacts
  • 614 are staff and resident of the Holiday Inn hotel quarantine facility
  • 304 are related to exposure sites

Ove the past week, Victoria’s contact tracers have contacted 95.7 per cent of all primary close contacts within 48 hours.

Update: Circuit-breaker actions

Victoria’s new circuit-breaker actions are now in effect.

From 11.59pm last night until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February, you cannot leave your home unless it is for one of four reasons: shopping for necessary goods and services; care and caregiving; exercise; and essential work.

You must stay within five kilometres of your home. This limit does not apply to work or when giving or receiving care. You can leave your home in an emergency or if there is family violence.

Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors whenever you leave your home.

These important measures are critical to our efforts to limit potential community cases of COVID-19 and to stay on top of our current situation. By limiting movement, we can limit the spread.

For more information about all the circuit-breaker actions, please visit the Coronavirus website.

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.

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.

Travel permit applications can be made through the Service Victoria portal.

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 
1 0 0 20 0 20,116 4,672,661

 

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 
683,285 17,525 12.2