Media release
14 July 2021

Victoria was notified of two new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. One case is a returned international traveller in hotel quarantine.

One locally acquired case is a known primary close contact in isolation throughout their infectious period.

There was one COVID-19 case in hospital in Victoria yesterday.

There were 19 active cases in Victoria 4 are locally acquired and 15 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,727.

Update: Interstate incursions

In addition to case numbers notifiable yesterday, the Department has been notified of seven new community cases as at midday today.

One is a resident of the Ariele Apartments and two are their family contacts in a separate household.

One is a primary close contact of a City of Hume case.

Three are residents of the Ariele Apartments in one household.

A strong public health response is underway in relation to these cases.

As of yesterday, the Department identified 123 residents and 11 visitors of Ariele Apartments as Primary Close Contacts.

All other residents on the highest-risk floor of the Ariele Apartments have tested negative noting that all residential areas in the complex are high-risk.

As of yesterday, the Department identified 70 primary close contacts linked to Craigieburn Coles and 45 primary close contacts linked to the Ballan McDonalds and Mobil exposure sites.

Exposure sites are published at Case alerts – public exposure sites.

A number of exposure sites have been published today, including at the Carlton v Geelong game held at the MCG on Saturday 10 July.

A kindergarten in Maribyrnong is an exposure site, but it is not publicly listed.

The Department regularly manages exposure sites that it doesn't publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, or if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures, or if they identify small, private locations.

Exposure sites are regularly reviewed based on intelligence and evidence, following case interviews.

Update: COVID-19 wastewater detections in Greater Geelong

There have been two unexpected detections of COVID-19 viral fragments in wastewater samples over recent days in two Geelong catchments.

The period of concern is between 4 and 7 July for the following Geelong suburbs: Belmont, Highton and Wandana Heights

The period of concern is between 8 and 12 July for the following Geelong suburbs: Breakwater, Clifton Springs, Curlewis, Leopold, Drysdale, East Geelong, Moolap, Newcomb, South Geelong, Thomson and Whittington

The unexpected detections may be due to someone who has had COVID-19, is no longer infectious and is continuing to 'shed' the virus or it may be due to an active but undiagnosed infectious case.

Anyone in the affected suburbs is urged to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if any symptoms develop.

More detailed information, including a list of affected suburbs and follow-up wastewater results, can be found at Wastewater testing.

The Department will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Update: Travel permits

New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory is a red zone.

The City of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast are orange zones.

Engagement teams, supported by Defence personnel, made 252 household visits to permit holders yesterday.

You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria, even if entering from a green zone.

Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria.

See more about Victoria's travel permit system at Victorian Travel Permit System.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 14,989 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria's state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,313,107.

Victoria's online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Information about Victoria's vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

Update: Tests

Yesterday, 33,037 tests were processed.

See where to get tested at Where to get tested.

General advice

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.

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

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 
1 0 1 19 0 33,037 7,606,658

 

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 

2,957,584

15,226 10.57