Media release
6 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 246 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases, with one case reclassified.

There are 1,619 active cases in Victoria – 1,614 locally acquired and five overseas acquired cases.

There are 92 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 26 of these cases are in intensive care, with 14 cases on a ventilator.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 23,187.

Vaccines

Yesterday, 26,955 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,610,567.

More than 30,000 vaccination bookings were made yesterday.

Over the next seven days, there are more than 9,900 first-dose AstraZeneca appointments and around 1,000 first-dose Pfizer appointments available.

Bookings can be made via Victoria’s online booking system at Book your vaccine appointment, or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

From today, Year 12 students can book a priority vaccination appointment. Booking information has been provided directly to eligible families. As of this afternoon, more than 7,000 priority vaccination bookings have been made.

The Department of Health is working closely with the Department of Education and Training to identify additional support required for complex and priority schools, including schools in regional Victoria.

Registration opens for group vaccination bookings

Victorians can now get vaccinated with other eligible individuals from their workplace and local community via a group booking.

The service is open to community members and community service organisations at state-run vaccination centres.

People participating in a group booking are encouraged to speak with their doctor if they have questions about COVID-19 vaccination prior to their appointment. The group booking service does not include a consultation with a clinician prior to vaccination.

Visit Group bookings service for more information on how to register your interest, or refer to the Group bookings factsheet.

Outbreaks

Of the 246 local cases diagnosed yesterday, 121 have been linked to current cases and outbreaks. The remaining 125 cases are under investigation.

The following Local Government Areas recorded more than one newly diagnosed case yesterday:

  • 2 cases in Boroondara
  • 7 cases in Brimbank
  • 4 cases in Casey
  • 7 cases in Darebin
  • 2 cases in Glen Eira
  • 4 cases in Greater Shepparton
  • 25 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 72 cases in Hume
  • 8 cases in Kingston
  • 4 cases in Knox
  • 2 cases in Manningham
  • 3 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 2 cases in Melbourne
  • 14 cases in Melton
  • 4 cases in Moonee Valley
  • 41 cases in Moreland
  • 2 cases in Mornington Peninsula
  • 4 cases in Stonnington
  • 8 cases in Whittlesea
  • 18 cases in Wyndham
  • 2 cases in Yarra
  • 4 cases in Yarra Ranges

Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available at Victorian COVID-19 data.

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 252 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 260 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 411 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 262 are aged between 30 and 39.

As announced today, investigations have determined that two cases likely acquired their infections interstate. Both are truck drivers residing in northern Victoria and were unvaccinated. One truck driver has known movements through Greater Sydney.

A case notified to the Department is an employee of the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority. The individual did not work while infectious.

There are currently more than 11,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At midday today, there were 950 published exposure sites in Victoria.

For more information on each exposure site, including dates and times of exposure, please Case alerts - public exposure sites.

There may be occasions when the Department is unable to make contact with a 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

42,258 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

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

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

For more information, go to Financial support.

To 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 
246 0 0 1,619 0 42,258  9,836,444

 

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 

3,534,110

7,187 4.99