Media release
22 May 2021

Victoria was notified of no new cases of coronavirus yesterday.

This is the 85th 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 20,546. 

Update: New COVID-19 wastewater detections in Epping area and new Epping exposure site linked to the Wollert COVID-19 case

There has been a strong community response to yesterday’s call for testing in Epping following the announcement of a wastewater detection in the area and the identification of a new exposure site.

An electronic transaction receipt provided through the individual’s banking app said Woolworths Epping, not Woolworths Epping North.

The Department thanks Woolworths for their assistance in clarifying the correct location and quickly arranging for staff testing.

Anyone who was at the Woolworths Epping North supermarket, corner Epping Road and Lyndarum Drive (2 Lyndarum Drive), Epping (North), on 8 May between 5.40pm and 6.38pm, must get tested and isolate until they get a negative result.

As of this morning, 13 individuals linked to the new exposure site have been identified and are getting tested. 

Public health officials are also working closely with Woolworths using customer data to identify other customers in the store. 

As part of the public health response to the wastewater detection, the three household contacts of the Wollert positive case, who are in home isolation, were visited by a public health Rapid Response Team last night. They were again tested for COVID-19 and all have returned negative test results this morning.

Update: Vaccinations 

A total of 8,977 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 363,919. 

A full list of opening hours and wait times at Victoria’s vaccination centres can be seen at Vaccination centres.

Appointments can be made by calling 1800 675 398.

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. 

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 0 15 0 15,208 6,172,155

 

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 

2,342,455

16,042 11.14