Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.
This is the 39th day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired cases.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,484.
A total of 1023 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday by state commissioned services across Victoria. This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered by the Department as of yesterday to 117,700.
Victoria’s entire vaccination network is now administering tens of thousands of vaccinations weekly. The rollout of the Commonwealth’s vaccine program at state-run sites in Victoria is ahead of schedule, and the trained health professionals administering these vaccines have been working incredibly hard since day one.
Victoria is continuing to support the Commonwealth with its vaccination program with further expansion of the program dependant on vaccine supply.
As part of the Commonwealth’s rollout, Victoria is responsible for providing vaccinations to workers in health, emergency services and other critical industries and public sector aged care residents and staff. The Commonwealth is responsible for the majority of vaccinations in Victoria in phase 1b and most of the vaccine supply in Victoria is provided to Commonwealth-run general practice sites.
Update: Travel permit zones
The Greater Brisbane area (City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region and Redlands City) remain designated an orange zone under Victoria’s travel permit system.
Byron Shire in NSW and Gladstone Region in Queensland also remain orange zones.
The Chief Health Officer will continue monitoring the situation and will provide further updates as needed.
Non-essential travel to orange zones remains discouraged.
Everyone planning an interstate trip should be aware of our travel permit system, and what it will mean for you and your family if you’re in a location that gets designated an orange or a red zone.
Victorians know that this virus can move rapidly. We make decisions based on public health advice and sometimes that advice must be implemented quickly.
Update: Exposure sites in NSW and Queensland
Queensland Health and NSW Health publish lists on their websites of high-risk exposure sites recently visited by positive COVID-19 cases.
Please view these websites and check them regularly to see if you have attended any exposure sites at the specified dates and times. If you visited any of these venues during the relevant times, please immediately self-isolate and call the Victorian Department of Health on 1300 651 160.
If you have attended a high-risk exposure site, you cannot apply for a ‘red zone’ permit and must instead apply for an exemption. Exemptions are limited and will only be granted in special cases.
Update: Close Contacts from Queensland and NSW now in Victoria
We continue to work through primary close contacts associated with exposure sites with only negative results received so far.
All are being supported to quarantine for 14 days following their exposure.
Victorian health authorities are working closely with their NSW and Queensland counterparts to cross-reference QR Code data from exposure sites with travel permit data held by Service Victoria to identify any potential close contacts.
Coronavirus (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 any symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.
The Department is publishing expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get tested.
There are no current active exposure sites in Victoria. A list of Victorian exposure sites is published at Case alerts - public exposure sites.
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):
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Number of permits issued
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