Media release
30 August 2021

Victoria was notified of 73 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.

There are 805 active cases in Victoria – 800 locally acquired and five overseas acquired cases.

There are 49 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 15 cases are in intensive care and 11 cases are on ventilators.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 21,996.

Outbreaks

Of today’s 73 local cases, 52 cases have been linked to existing cases or known outbreaks:

  • 9 are linked to the Shepparton outbreak
  • 5 to MyCentre Childcare
  • 5 to Al-Taqwa College
  • 3 to the City of Hobsons Bay outbreak
  • 2 to Glenroy West Primary School
  • 2 linked to Sunshine Hospital ED
  • 2 linked to Chemist Warehouse Hoppers Crossing
  • 1 linked to the RMH outbreak
  • 1 to the East St Kilda community outbreak
  • 1 to Barkly Square in Brunswick
  • 1 to CS Square in Caroline Springs
  • and 20 cases linked to existing cases without a known acquisition source.

The acquisition source of 21 new cases is still under investigation.

At least 24 cases have been in isolation for the duration of their infectious period.

Locations of new locally-acquired cases:

  • 1 in Banyule
  • 2 in Boroondara
  • 7 in Brimbank
  • 3 in Darebin
  • 2 in Dandenong
  • 9 in Shepparton
  • 15 in Hobsons Bay
  • 8 in Hume
  • 2 in Melbourne
  • 1 in Monash
  • 3 in Moreland
  • 3 in Port Phillip
  • 2 in Whittlesea
  • 14 in Wyndham
  • 1 in Yarra

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 170 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 124 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 167 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 150 are aged between 30 and 39

There are currently more than 16,300 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria and more than 20,700 secondary close contacts.

At midday today, there were more than 930 exposure sites in Victoria.

Please check the website for all exposure sites and the dates and times of exposure 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.

Vaccines

Yesterday, 26,702 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services yesterday.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,383,177.

From today, everyone between ages 16 to 59 is eligible to receive Pfizer through both state-run centres and participating GPs.

Across Victoria, community pharmacies are also supporting the vaccination effort and are administering AstraZeneca. The Commonwealth Government has indicated participating pharmacies will begin receiving supplies of Moderna by mid-September. Pharmacies are not currently administering Pfizer.

Bookings can be made on Victoria’s online booking system at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

COVID-19 wastewater detections in Victoria

The Department is continuing to identify unexpected detections of COVID-19 fragments in wastewater in metropolitan Melbourne in areas that have not recorded recent positive cases. 

Anyone who lives, works or has visited the below listed suburbs and areas is urged to watch for the slightest symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop.

Current areas of concern are:

Metro catchments - residential

  • Western suburbs: Tottenham and West Footscray detection with period of interest 23-26 August. Sunshine West – repeat detections with period of interest 22-26 August. South Kingsville and Spotswood – repeat detections with period of interest 17-20 and 22-27 August.
  • Southern suburbs: Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Edithvale, Mordialloc, Patterson Lakes, Seaford – repeat detections in the period of interest 23-27 August.

Metro catchments - industrial

  • Sunshine West – 15 repeated detections in the period of interest 8-27 August.   

More information is available at Wastewater testing.

Testing

41,395 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 for COVID-19.

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 
73 0 0 805 0 41,395 9,492,308

 

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 

3,544,385

12,806 8.89