Media release
23 June 2021

Victoria was notified of one new case of COVID-19 yesterday.

The new case is a man aged in his 20s who is a returned international traveller 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 50 active cases in Victoria - 24 are locally acquired and 26 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,696. Two historic cases were reclassified yesterday.

Further easing of restrictions

From 11.59pm tomorrow, Thursday 24 June, restrictions will further ease on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

More information can be found at Statement From The Acting Premier.

Update: Travel permit zones

The Victorian Chief Health Officer declared that from 1:00am this morning, the following NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs) are red zones under Victoria's travel permit system:

  • City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West and Randwick

In addition, the City of Wollongong has been declared an orange zone.

If you are a Victorian resident and have been in a red zone since current red zones came into effect at 1.00am 23 June, other than for transit, you can obtain a red zone permit to enter Victoria but you will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.

If you are a non-Victorian resident and you have been in a red zone since current red zones came into effect at 1.00am 23 June, other than for transit, you cannot obtain a permit and you cannot enter Victoria.

You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria.

If you try to enter Victoria at a land border from a red zone without a permit, you will be sent back.

If you enter at an airport or seaport from a red zone without a permit, you will be fined and you will stay in Hotel Quarantine until return transport is arranged.

In addition - if you have been to a high-risk exposure site requiring you to quarantine for 14 days, you cannot obtain a permit to enter Victoria.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not be travelling. You should be getting tested.

All arrivals into Victoria must apply for a travel permit even if they are entering from a green zone. Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria. Permit checks by authorised officers are in place for relevant arriving flights at Victoria's airports.

NSW Health has published a list of exposure sites online at Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW.

Queensland Health has published a list of exposure sites online at Contact tracing - coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

The Chief Health Officer continues to closely monitor the situation in NSW and Queensland, with further updates made as needed.

Update: Outbreaks

Victoria's outbreaks continue to stabilise.

A strong public health response continues at the Southbank complex - including in-home testing and on-site resident support services.

The public health response around the Arcare Maidstone aged care facility has been formally stood down.

The Department thanks the Western Public Health Unit for its leadership, and thanks the residents, families, workers and management of Arcare Maidstone for their support.

The number of active exposure sites across Victoria continues to reduce.

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, 17,279 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria's state-commissioned services.

Of that number, around 10,000 were second doses.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered at state-commissioned services to 950,190.

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

In another strong day of testing, 28,267 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

More than 150,000 tests have been processed in the past week.

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 1 50 0 28,267 7,107,050

 

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

2,601,294

10,854 7.54