Yesterday, 24,180 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,509,236.
91.9 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 76.5 per cent have had two doses. This excludes most recent Commonwealth data.
There are 748 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 138 of those cases are in intensive care, with 87 cases on a ventilator.
Of the cases in intensive care yesterday, 95 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
Victoria was notified of 1,534 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were local. The 10 Local Government Areas with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Melton, Wyndham, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Whittlesea, Hume, Brimbank, Moreland and Wodonga.
All locations containing new cases are published at Victorian COVID-19 data.
There are 24,164 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 83,098.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 13 deaths yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,065.
- A person in their 30s
- A person in their 40s
- Five people in their 60s
- Five people in their 80s
- A person in their 90s
A record 83,210 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 13,059,271.
There are currently more than 74,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
Restrictions will ease again at 6pm on 29 October, thanks to so many Victorians taking action to protect themselves and their community. For more information, visit Victoria's Roadmap.
The Victorian Government will legislate a new pandemic-specific part of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. For more information, visit Laws to enshrine safe and clear pandemic responses.
Links and contacts
- Current restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne
- Current restrictions in regional Victoria
- Vaccinations, including how to book and where to go
- Current list of exposure sites
- Find your nearest testing centre
- Get $450 if you have to isolate after a test and other support available
- Delivering the national plan - Victoria’s Roadmap
- Information for industry and workers required to be vaccinated
- Victoria’s travel permit system
- The Commonwealth’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) common operating picture
- How to get your COVID-19 digital certificate
- What to do if you have COVID-19
- What to do if you are a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also call the Victorian Aboriginal COVID Information Line on 1800 312 911. Callers will speak with Aboriginal staff who can answer questions about COVID-19 and direct them to relevant support services. The information line is open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.