Media release
6 May 2021

Victoria has been notified of 2 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday. Both are returned international travellers in hotel quarantine – a woman aged in her 30s and a child aged under 10.

There have been no locally acquired cases recorded in Victoria.

This is the 69th day in a row of no new locally acquired cases in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,526.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 8,163 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 239,468.

Victorians aged 50 and over are now eligible to receive their vaccination at one of Victoria’s vaccination centres.

A full list of opening hours and wait times at Victoria’s vaccination centres can be seen at Vaccination centres. Appointments can be made by calling 1800 675 398.

Update: NSW

Genomic sequencing results from the COVID-19 case in Sydney have narrowed the field of public health concern. For now, all areas in New South Wales will remain green zones under Victoria’s travel permit system.

People entering Victoria from a green zone require a permit. Permits take five minutes to obtain at Service Victoria. Permits help authorities in Victoria contact people should the situation in any state change.

Authorised Officer presence and spot checking will be increased for incoming flights from Sydney to check for permits. In addition, flight manifests for all flights from Sydney ongoing will continue to be requested from the National Incident Room.

NSW Health has identified more exposure sites. If you are currently in Victoria and have been to any of the exposure sites on this page, follow the advice listed to test and isolate, and immediately contact the Victorian Department of Health at 1300 651 160.

NSW Health has tiered exposure sites according to risk. Previously, Victoria was requiring people who attended any exposure site in NSW to quarantine for 14 days. This advice will continue to apply for sites designated by NSW Health as ‘close contact’ sites.

If you are currently in NSW and have visited a listed exposure site, you should be following the advice of NSW Health and should not be travelling to Victoria, or anywhere.

This initial positive case came to the attention of authorities because someone with symptoms did the right thing and got tested. It’s an important reminder that anyone with even the mildest of symptoms gets a coronavirus test as soon as possible.

Update: Other interstate exposure sites

Queensland

Queensland Health has published a list of exposure sites at Queensland Government website.

If you are currently in Victoria and have been to a Tier 1 exposure site you must immediately contact the Victorian Department of Health at 1300 651 160 and quarantine for 14 days.

Other Queensland public exposure sites, as listed on the Queensland Government website, are considered Tier 2 exposure sites. Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should contact the Victorian Department of Health at 1300 651 160get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Western Australia

Western Australia Health has published a list of exposure sites on the Western Australian Department of Health website.

Victoria

Victoria has declared all exposure sites since 27 April as Tier 1 exposure sites. If you are currently in Victoria and have been to a Tier 1 exposure site you must immediately contact the Victorian Department of Health at 1300 651 160 and quarantine for 14 days.

General advice

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

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus 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 
0 0 2 19 0 16,400 5,898,989

 

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 

2,053,589

16,801 11.67