Media release
5 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 183 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.

There are 1,417 active cases in Victoria – 1,414 locally acquired and three overseas acquired cases.

There are 89 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 24 cases are in intensive care and 13 cases are on a ventilator. 

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 22,942.

Vaccines

Yesterday, 29,950 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services yesterday. 

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,583,499.

Victoria is less than 350,000 doses away from meeting its target of one million vaccines administered in five weeks.

Around 39,000 vaccination bookings were made yesterday.

Over the next seven days, there are more than 11,000 first dose AstraZeneca appointments and more than 2,000 first dose Pfizer appointments available.

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

From Tuesday 7 September until Sunday 19 September a priority vaccination program 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 183 local cases, 101 have been linked to current cases and outbreaks.

Local Government Areas with more than one new case include:

  • 4 cases in Banyule
  • 6 cases in Brimbank
  • 4 cases in Casey
  • 7 cases in Darebin
  • 6 cases in Greater Shepparton
  • 14 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 53 cases in Hume
  • 3 cases in Kingston
  • 2 cases in Knox
  • 3 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 8 cases in Melbourne
  • 2 cases in Melton
  • 4 cases in Moonee Valley
  • 17 cases in Moreland
  • 2 cases in Nillumbik
  • 11 cases in Whittlesea
  • 21 cases in Wyndham

Victorian coronavirus data is available at Victorian COVID-19 data.

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 216 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 232 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 348 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 245 are aged between 30 and 39

There are currently more than 11,600 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria. 

At midday today, there were more than 1000 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

48,487 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 
183 0 0 1,417 0 48,487 9,794,186

 

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 

3,526,923

6,641 4.61