Media release
13 May 2021

Victoria was notified of one new case of coronavirus yesterday in a returned international traveller in hotel quarantine.

The new case is a woman aged in her 50s.

There have been no new locally acquired cases recorded in Victoria.

This is the 76th 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 20,538. 

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 7,955 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 290,864.

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

Update: Wollert COVID-19 case

Public health teams are continuing their work identifying, testing, tracing and isolating people who have been in contact with the positive COVID-19 case in Victoria.

Genomic sequencing results support the hypothesis that this case acquired COVID-19 in an interstate hotel quarantine facility.

The positive case has been interviewed by Victorian public health officials 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 today:

  • 42 patrons and staff who attended the Curry Vault CBD exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 34 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 15 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.
  • 22 people who attended the Indiagate Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 15 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 39 people who attended the Woolworths Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 27 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.

Playford Hotel

Six people now in Victoria have been identified as having recently left Level 3 of the Playford Hotel in Adelaide during the potential transmission period of positive COVID-19 cases undertaking South Australian hotel quarantine.

All six have been contacted and are now undertaking 14 days quarantine since their departure from the Adelaide hotel. They are all undergoing urgent testing today.

Victorian testing numbers pass six million

Yesterday the six millionth COVID-19 test result was processed in Victoria since January 2020.

It was another busy day at our testing centres yesterday with almost 22,000 test results completed.

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: 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 0 1 19 0 21,984 6,013,780


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 


18,917 13.14