Media release
22 June 2021

Victoria was notified of two new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Both are returned international travellers in hotel quarantine.

There were no new locally acquired cases linked to current outbreaks.

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

There were 51 active cases in Victoria – 24 are locally acquired and 27 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,697.

Update: Travel permit zones

The Chief Health Officer has declared the following NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs) as orange zones under Victoria’s travel permit system:

  • City of Sydney (effective 11 June)
  • Waverley (effective 11 June)
  • Woollahra (effective 11 June)
  • Bayside (effective 11:59pm 20 June)
  • Canada Bay (effective 11:59pm 20 June)
  • Inner West (effective 11:59pm 20 June)
  • Randwick (effective 11:59pm 20 June)

If you’ve been in these areas since the orange zones came into effect, then you need an orange zone permit to enter Victoria.

Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria. Orange zone permit holders must isolate on arrival, get tested within 72 hours, and stay isolated until they get a negative result.

Permit checks are in place for relevant arriving flights at Victoria’s airports.

If you’re visiting from orange zones to go to Victoria’s Alpine Resorts, the Chief Health Officer advises that:

  • you should reconsider non-essential travel, such as holidays
  • you should not be isolating ‘on mountain’ at accommodation within the Alpine Resort

NSW Health has published a list of exposure sites online.

If you are in Victoria and have been to these locations in the specified times, follow the listed advice and contact us at 1300 651 160.

Queensland health has published a list of exposure sites online.

If you are in Victoria and have been to these locations in the specified times, follow the listed advice and contact us at 1300 651 160.

All arrivals into Victoria must apply for a travel permit at Service Victoria, even if you are entering from a green zone.

The Chief Health Officer continues to closely monitor the situation in NSW and is currently actively considering updates to travel permit zones based on an assessment of public health risks.

Further information will be provided when it is available.

Update: Outbreaks

Public health teams continue to manage the multiple branches of these outbreaks to their conclusion.

A strong public health response continues at the Southbank complex, including in-home testing every two days among highest-risk primary close contacts.

98 per cent of primary close contacts connected to the City of Whittlesea, Port Melbourne and West Melbourne outbreaks have been cleared.

Australian Defence Force personnel have been assisting Authorised Officers from the Victorian Department of Health to conduct thousands of household visits to primary close contacts and confirmed cases as part of Victoria’s household engagement program.

Today, ADF personnel will finish their duties within the household engagement program, and the Department thanks the ADF for their support.

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

Anyone who has who has visited an exposure site during the specified dates and times must follow the advice listed.

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, 15,339 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered at state-commissioned services to 926,876.

Victoria’s online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment.

The Chief Health Officer said: “To the many Victorians who have had a first dose of Pfizer in the last three to six weeks, thanks for playing your part and helping us stay safe. I really hope everyone will now book in a second dose for highest protection.”

Individuals due for their second dose of Pfizer (three to six weeks after their first dose) are encouraged to book online today or call the coronavirus hotline.

Last week, 50,000 people reached the three-week mark following their first Pfizer dose – and 30,000 people came forward to receive their second dose. This week, some 95,000 people will reach that three-week mark.

As at yesterday, approximately 40,000 people were booked in for their first dose of Pfizer this week, approximately 51,000 for their second, and over 10,000 for AstraZeneca. Walk-in appointments are also available for AstraZeneca.

Information about Victoria’s vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

Update: Testing

Yesterday, there were 13,176 tests processed in Victoria.

The Department publishes expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation 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
0 0 2 51 0 13,176 7,078,083

 

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

2,590,440

10,618 7.37