Media release
16 May 2021

Victoria was notified of 4 new cases of coronavirus yesterday. All are returned international travellers in hotel quarantine. 

The new cases are a woman aged in her 30s, a man in his 40s and two children.

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

This is the 79th 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 20,544.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 3,098 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 311,317. 

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.

From tomorrow hundreds of thousands of Victorians will be able to make the most of a clearer pathway to access the Pfizer vaccine through state-run vaccination centres. More information is available at website.

Update: Wollert COVID-19 case 

Public health teams continue to manage the contacts of the COVID-19 case in Victoria that was acquired interstate.

All three of the individual’s household primary close contacts have been tested, have returned negative results and remain in isolation. In addition:

  • 42 patrons and staff who attended the Curry Vault CBD exposure site are currently identified as primary close contacts.
  • 15 people who attended the Pact Altona North exposure site are currently identified as primary close contacts.
  • 30 people who attended the Indiagate Epping exposure site are currently identified as primary close contacts. 

All of these primary close contacts have been tested and returned negative results.

Victorian public health authorities have re-classified the Woolworths Epping exposure site as a Tier 2 site, requiring contacts to isolate until they receive a negative result.

This decision was made following a detailed assessment of the transmission risks of this site.

All 60 primary close contacts linked the site have returned negative results and will be released from their quarantine.

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: 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. 

They are undertaking 14 days home quarantine in Victoria since their departure from the Adelaide hotel. 

All six have returned negative test results.

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 4 22 0 14,270 6,065,223


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 


13,393 9.3