Media release
3 August 2021

Victoria was notified of five new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Four were locally acquired cases - one is an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

There are 124 active cases in Victoria – 118 locally acquired and six overseas acquired cases.

There are 10 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. Two cases are in intensive care (including one case on a ventilator).

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,955.

Update: Outbreaks

There were four locally acquired cases yesterday.

All cases are linked to the current outbreak and all were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.

Today’s locally acquired cases are:

  • Two are linked to Young and Jacksons, associated with a worksite where a confirmed case worked.
  • One is a household contact from the Coolaroo cluster.
  • One is a workplace contact of the Moonee Valley case

536 people were cleared yesterday as primary close contacts. Approximately 3,000 remain.

A full list of current exposure sites can be seen at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

The Department regularly manages exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, or if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures, or if they identify small, private locations – including smaller apartment or townhouse complexes. 

We continue to ask every Victorian to check exposure sites regularly, as they are subject to change based on follow-up interviews and further investigation. 

Update: Current restrictions

Restrictions were eased at 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 July. For more information on the latest COVIDSafe settings, visit COVIDSafe Settings.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 16,591 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,681,048.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended that select cohorts of adolescents aged 12-15 be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, including those with specified underlying medical conditions.

The Victorian Department of Health will work to implement this advice at its state-run vaccination centres.

There are now 50 open access vaccination centres operating across Victoria and in the coming weeks and months there will be more pop-up community vaccination clinics in operation.

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

A total of 22,217 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

See new and extended testing sites, where to get tested and expected wait times 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 
4 0 1 124 0 22,217 8,364,162

 

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 

3,116,751

7,880 5.47