Media release
2 August 2021

Victoria was notified of two new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Both were locally acquired cases.

There are 134 active cases in Victoria - 128 locally acquired and six overseas acquired cases.

There are eight COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. Three cases are in intensive care (including one case on a ventilator).

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,950.

Update: Outbreaks

There were two locally acquired cases yesterday.

Both cases are linked to the current outbreak and all were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.

Today's locally acquired cases are:

  • One household contact linked to AAMI Park
  • One household contact linked to the Frankston outbreak (Moonee Valley case)

Around 1,300 people were cleared yesterday as primary close contacts.

More than 3,750 active primary close contacts remain.

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

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 - including smaller apartments or townhouse complexes. 

We continue to ask every Victorian to check exposure sites regularly, as they are subject to change based on follow-up interviews and further investigation.

Update: Border bubble

The Chief Health Officer has made a number of changes to the border bubble arrangements between NSW and Victoria, including new permitted reasons to travel across the border.

For more information, visit NSW-Vic border bubble strengthened to keep locals safe.

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: Current restrictions

The Chief Health Officer is making a further change to the Directions.

From 11:59pm Tuesday 3 August, group limits will be removed from food and drink facilities, physical recreation and sport (including gym classes) and from tours and tour transport.

An overall venue cap of 100 people and density limits will continue to apply to food and drink facilities, with a cap of 25 and no density limit for those that are less than 100 sqm.

Limits of 100 people per indoor space and 300 per outdoor space will continue to apply to physical recreation facilities, as will density requirements. Venue capacity limits will apply to tour groups entering a venue.

Restrictions were eased at 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 July. For more information on the latest COVIDSafe settings, visit COVIDSafe Settings.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 15,030 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria's state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,660,319.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has today recommended that select cohorts of adolescents aged 12-15 be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, including those with specified underlying medical conditions.

The Victorian Department of Health will work to implement this advice at its state-run vaccination centres.

There are now 50 open access vaccination centres operating across Victoria and in the coming weeks and months there will be more pop-up community vaccination clinics in operation.

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: Testing

A total of 21,417 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

See new and extended testing sites, where to get tested and expected wait times 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. 

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 
2 0 0 134 0 21,417 8,341,945

 

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 

3,108,871

5,479 3.8