Media release
4 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 190 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.

There are 1301 active cases in Victoria – 1297 locally acquired and four overseas acquired cases.

There are 76 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 23 cases are in intensive care and 14 cases are on ventilators.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 22,759. One historic case has been re-classified.

Vaccines

Yesterday, 35,464 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services yesterday.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,553,178.

AstraZeneca is a safe and effective vaccine – and there are around 25,000 Astra Zeneca appointments available across Victoria over the next week.

Around 47,000 vaccination bookings were made yesterday.

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.

Priority vaccination access for final year students

A priority vaccination program from Tuesday 7 September until Sunday 19 September is in place to ensure our senior students can sit year 12 exams with certainty.

The Department of Health and the Department of Education are working directly with schools.

Year 12 students will be able to call and book an appointment from Monday 6 September. Year 11 students who are sitting unit 3 and 4 exams can call from Wednesday 8 September.

Students and parents will receive the advice on how to arrange a booking through their schools. 

Outbreaks

Of the 190 local cases, 103 have been linked and 87 cases remain under investigation.

  • 4 cases are in Banyule
  • 1 case is in Boroondara
  • 8 cases are in Brimbank
  • 1 case is in Cardinia
  • 6 cases are in Casey
  • 7 cases are in Darebin
  • 4 cases are in Frankston
  • 4 cases are in Greater Shepparton
  • 13 cases are in Hobsons Bay
  • 54 cases are in Hume
  • 3 cases are in Knox
  • 1 case is in Manningham
  • 4 cases are in Maribyrnong
  • 6 cases are in Melbourne
  • 10 cases are in Melton
  • 3 cases are in Moonee Valley
  • 18 cases are in Moreland
  • 1 case is in Mornington Peninsula
  • 2 cases are in Nillumbik
  • 2 cases are in Port Phillip
  • 8 cases are in Stonnington
  • 11 cases are in Whittlesea
  • 17 cases are in Wyndham
  • 1 case is in Yarra Ranges

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 205 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 213 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 316 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 224 are aged between 30 and 39

There are currently more than 11,800 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At midday today, there were more than 950 published 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.

There may be occasions when the Department is unable to make contact with the business or residential premises before their listing as an exposure site. At all times, we take the decision of when to publish these sites in the interests of public health.

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. 

Testing

49,548 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

Getting tested as soon as you have symptoms will help health authorities to identify new positive cases and provide proper care for your family.

If you are concerned about losing money from missing work, there is support available – including the $450 test isolation payment.

Go to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria and click on Financial Support on the home page for more information.

See new and extended testing sites, where to get tested and expected wait times 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 
190 0 0 1,301 0 49,548 9,745,699

 

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 

3,520,282

10,608 7.37