Media release
28 June 2021

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

There were no locally acquired cases detected in Victoria yesterday. 

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

There were 45 active cases in Victoria - 17 are locally acquired and 28 are overseas acquired cases. 

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,708.

Update: Travel permit changes 

From 8:00pm AEST 27 June, Greater Darwin - incorporating the City of Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield - is a red zone under Victoria's travel permit system. 

From 1:00am AEST 28 June, Greater Brisbane in Queensland, and the Perth Metropolitan Region and the Peel Region in Western Australia, are orange zones under Victoria's travel permit system.

Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour remain red zones under Victoria's Travel Permit System. The remainder of New South Wales (excluding LGAs along the Victorian border) and the ACT remain orange zones. 

Anyone entering Victoria requires a valid permit, exception or exemption.

If you are a non-Victorian resident and you have been in a red zone, other than for transit, you cannot obtain a permit and you cannot enter Victoria. 

If you are a Victorian resident and have been in a red zone, other than for transit, you can obtain a red zone permit to enter Victoria but you must travel directly home, get tested, and quarantine for 14 days.  

If you have been to a high-risk exposure site interstate, you cannot enter Victoria.

You should not be travelling to a red zone in New South Wales or the Northern Territory. If you do travel anywhere, note that the zones can change at short notice. 

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

Since the first red zone came into effect in June, the Department has processed more than 5,000 red zone permit applications. 1,152 were processed yesterday. 38 per cent have returned a test result - all negative.

Since 11 June, the Department has processed more than 21,000 orange zone permits. 5,007 were processed yesterday. 31 per cent have returned a test result - all negative.

Update: Local outbreaks

The overwhelming majority of test results from exposure sites linked to the Sandringham workplace outbreak have been returned, and all are negative.

The Department has identified 102 Primary Close Contacts (94 passengers and 8 crew) linked to Virgin flight 334.

The Department is preparing to release the Kings Park Southbank residents from quarantine, with Day 13 tests coming back from today. We thank them for their work to keep their community and Victoria safe during this difficult situation.

A full list of exposure sites is published at Case alerts – public exposure sites.

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.

Current restrictions

From 11.59pm on Thursday 24 June, restrictions were further eased on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.  

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

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 14,294 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria's state-commissioned services.

This brings the total number of doses administered at these services to 1,033,384.

Almost 63,000 second doses of Pfizer were administered last week. This week, around 60,000 will be administered through state-run services.

In total, more than 191,000 second doses of Pfizer have been administered since the beginning of the Commonwealth's vaccination program through state-run services.

The Department is calling on people who are scheduled to receive their second dose to come forward and book.

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.

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. 

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.

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 45 0 17,617 7,211,763

 

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

2,680,944

20,600 14.31