Media release
20 March 2021

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

This is the 22nd day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired new cases of COVID-19.

There are two active cases in Victoria, made up of zero locally acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday, and two overseas acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,483.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 4486 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday at hospital vaccination hubs across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered in Victoria since the program started on Monday 22 February to 52,283.

Yesterday, Victoria’s 50,000th vaccination was administered.

Second doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are now being administered across Victoria.

Vaccines are continuing to be administered through nine hospital vaccination hubs and outreach sites managed by public health services.

People now receiving their second dose include Hotel Quarantine and Health Hotel workers, airport and port workers, and frontline health staff in COVID-19 screening clinics, specialist COVID-19 wards, Intensive Care Units and Emergency Departments.

Hubs also deliver the second dose to public sector residential aged care residents and workers, with the Commonwealth responsible for providing the vaccine to private residential aged care and disability care facilities.

Victoria is continuing to support the Commonwealth with their vaccination program, with further expansion of the program dependent on vaccine supply.

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.

There are no current active exposure sites in Victoria. A list of exposure sites is published at: Case alerts - public exposure sites.

Travel permit applications can be made through the Service Victoria portal.

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

Media enquiries

Department of Health Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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 0 2 0 14,107 5,262,520

 

Number of permits issued 

(Jan 11 - 8am today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours 

1,201,056

17,188 11.9