Media release
14 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 445 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired.

There are 3,799 active cases in Victoria – 3,796 locally acquired and three overseas-acquired cases.

There are 158 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 45 of those cases are in intensive care, with 23 cases on a ventilator.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 26,029.

Sadly, the Department was notified of two deaths yesterday:

  • One was a Craigieburn man aged in his 20s, who passed away at home and was diagnosed with COVID-19 post-mortem.
  • One was a St Albans woman aged in her 80s, who passed away in hospital.

This brings the total number of deaths from the current outbreak to six and the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 826.

Vaccines

Yesterday, 36,615 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 2,901,226.

There are currently around 1,000 first-dose Pfizer appointments and 14,300 AstraZeneca appointments available this week.

Under current public-health directions, getting vaccinated is not a reason to travel from metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton to a non-restricted regional area and vice versa.

All children aged 12 and over are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine at state vaccination centres, GP clinics and community health services. We encourage families to get vaccinated together by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 and making a group booking.

A parent or guardian will need to provide informed consent for their child by attending the appointment with them or providing them with a signed consent form. Children may also be deemed mature enough to provide informed consent if attending their appointment alone.

Outbreaks

Of the 445 local cases diagnosed yesterday, 129 were linked to current cases as of this morning. More cases are expected to be linked to current cases and outbreaks as investigations continue.

The following Local Government Areas recorded more than one newly diagnosed case yesterday:

  • 14 cases in Brimbank
  • 6 cases in Casey
  • 8 cases in Darebin
  • 4 cases in Glen Eira
  • 5 cases in Greater Dandenong
  • 15 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 175 cases in Hume
  • 2 cases in Kingston
  • 2 cases in Knox
  • 2 cases in Manningham
  • 2 cases in Maroondah
  • 17 cases in Melbourne
  • 16 cases in Melton
  • 12 cases in Moonee Valley
  • 62 cases in Moreland
  • 5 cases in Port Phillip
  • 36 cases in Whittlesea
  • 38 cases in Wyndham
  • 7 cases in Yarra
  • 2 cases in Yarra Ranges.

Data on Victorian coronavirus cases is available at Victorian COVID-19 data.

Around 65 per cent of cases identified in Victoria yesterday are in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 563 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 647 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 906 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 683 are aged between 30 and 39.

Around 85 per cent of all active cases in Victoria are people under 50 years of age.

Of the 157 people in hospital yesterday, 91 per cent are not vaccinated. Only one person is fully vaccinated.

There are currently more than 18,500 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At midday today, there were more than 1000 published exposure sites in Victoria.

For more information on each exposure site, including dates and times of exposure, please visit Case alerts - public 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.

Testing

42,694 COVID-19 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

Getting tested as soon as you have symptoms will help health authorities identify new positive cases and provide proper care for your family.

If you are concerned about losing money from missing work, support is available – including the $450 test isolation payment. For more information, to Financial and other support for COVID-19.

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

For more information, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

A free COVID-19 information line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is available by calling 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 9am to 5pm, 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 
445 0 0 3,799 2 42,694 10,202,530

 

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 

3,636,122

17,280 12