Media release
15 June 2021

Victoria was notified of three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, all cases are international travellers in hotel quarantine.

There were no locally acquired cases.

There were five COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria yesterday.

There are 54 active cases in Victoria – 40 are locally acquired and 14 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,668.

Update: Outbreaks

Two further positive cases were notified to the Department this morning and will be included in tomorrow’s numbers.

They reside separately in the Kings Park apartment complex in Southbank.

Based on these results – and investigations conducted over the previous 24 hours – the Department has expanded the number of Primary Close Contacts at this site to include all residents and visitors to the complex from 2 June to 14 June. They will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

A full public health response was initiated yesterday including rapid onsite testing of more than 200 residents.

A briefing with impacted residents was held this afternoon, and specialist infection control nurses are on site.

This complex has been published online as a public exposure site.

The full list of exposure sites can be seen at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

The Department also manages a number of exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, if they have comprehensive record keeping and contact tracing measures in place, or if they identify small, private locations.

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

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday 9,997 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered at state-commissioned services to 806,238.

Over 1.7 million doses have been administered across state, general practice and Commonwealth programs.

Victoria’s online booking system has launched today.

More information can be found at Book your vaccine appointment.

The full list of walk-in centres. their opening times, and walk-in guidance, is available at Vaccination centres.

The Victorian Government is also calling on eligible healthcare workers to join its growing workforce at high-volume vaccination sites.

Eligible workers are encouraged to register their interest at COVID-19 vaccine program workforce.

Update: Testing

Only through extensive testing can we be certain we are rapidly identifying all COVID-19 cases in Victoria.

Yesterday 15,067 tests were processed.

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.

Update: Eased restrictions

Victoria’s eased restrictions are now in place.

In metropolitan Melbourne, face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors, unless in a private home or unless an exception applies. You cannot have visitors to your home unless they are your intimate partner or single social bubble buddy. 

You also cannot travel more than 25km from your home or travel to regional Victoria except for work, study, care, or to visit your nearest vaccination centre.

If there is an emergency you are allowed to leave home – this includes if you have lost power in your home due the recent extreme weather, you are allowed to leave and stay with family or friends.

All categories of elective surgery will recommence in metropolitan Melbourne from tomorrow.

Different restrictions are in place in regional Victoria. You can have up to two adults visit your home per day. Face masks are mandatory indoors, and outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5m from others. You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 20 people. 

More information about the current eased restrictions can be found at COVIDSafe Settings.

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. 

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 
0 0 3 54 0 15,067 6,920,547

 

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 

2,531,914

6,200 4.31