Media release
2 May 2021

Victoria has been notified of 1 new case of coronavirus since yesterday – a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. The new case is a child.

Victoria has recorded no new locally acquired cases.

This is the 65th day in a row that no new cases have been acquired in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,522.

Update: Western Australia travel permit zones and primary close contacts

Three new cases were reported in Western Australia yesterday related to hotel quarantine.

WA has maintained heightened restrictions following its recent outbreak and the WA Chief Health Officer has reported limited community exposures sites from these cases.

Using information from orange zone permits, more than 3,800 SMS messages were sent to people who have arrived from Perth since 27 April 2021 asking them to visit Case alerts – public exposure sites and contact the Department if they have visited the listed sites during the exposure period.

These sites are being treated as tier one exposure sites meaning people visiting those sites during the exposure periods will be required to quarantine for 14 days and be tested. Exposure sites are frequently updated so it is important to check this site regularly for any changes.

Victoria will continue to closely monitor the situation and the Perth and Peel regions remain designated orange zones under Victoria’s travel permit system.

Queensland – new exposure sites at airport

Queensland reported an unauthorised entry into their airport green zone on Friday by a person who later tested positive for COVID-19. While the risk of community exposure is low, the Queensland Chief Health Officer has declared a small number of public exposure sites at Brisbane airport.

Passengers who travelled from Brisbane to Melbourne on 29 April 2021 are being followed up and asked to visit Case alerts - public exposure sites and contact the Department if they have visited the listed sites during the exposure period.

These sites are being treated as tier one exposure sites meaning people visiting those sites during the exposure periods will be required to quarantine for 14 days and be tested. Exposure sites are frequently updated so it is important to check this site regularly for any changes.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 3,124 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 210,242.

From tomorrow, Victorians aged 50 and over will be eligible to receive their vaccination at one of Victoria’s high volume vaccination centres or from their GP. The Victorian Government has announced new sites open from tomorrow and Tuesday. More information can be found at Doors Open For 50+ At Vaccination Centres Across Victoria.

A full list of opening hours and wait times at Victoria’s high-volume vaccinations centres can be seen at High-volume vaccination centres. Appointments can be made by calling 1800 675 398.

Update: Wastewater testing

Following the detection of viral fragments in wastewater, all those associated with flight QF778 from Perth to Melbourne on 23 April, or are recently returned travellers from the Perth and Peel regions of Western Australia and who were in the western and north-western suburbs, have been contacted and are being offered testing as a precaution.

Only negative results have been recorded so far.

A full list of all wastewater detections in Victoria can be found at Wastewater testing.

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 any symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.

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.

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 1 23 0 12,284 5,837,202

 

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 

1,993,378

10,924 7.59