Media release
7 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 246 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired.

There are 1,786 active cases in Victoria – 1,781 locally acquired and four overseas-acquired cases.

There are 110 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 30 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 23,429.

Vaccines

Yesterday, 32,300 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,643,019.

Almost 68,900 vaccination bookings were made yesterday.

Over the next seven days, there are more than 11,400 first-dose AstraZeneca 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.

Year 12 students can book priority appointments for COVID-19 vaccination at state-run centres until Sunday 19 September. Booking information has been provided directly to eligible families.

Outbreaks

Of the 246 local cases diagnosed yesterday, 90 have been linked to current cases and outbreaks. The remaining 156 cases are under investigation.

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

  • 4 cases in Banyule
  • 11 cases in Brimbank
  • 5 cases in Casey
  • 13 cases in Darebin
  • 15 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 97 cases in Hume
  • 3 cases in Knox
  • 2 cases in Melbourne
  • 7 cases in Melton
  • 2 cases in Moonee Valley
  • 31 cases in Moreland
  • 23 cases in Whittlesea
  • 17 cases in Wyndham

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

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 273 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 284 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 456 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 284 are aged between 30 and 39.

There are currently more than 11,700 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At midday today, there were 916 published exposure sites in Victoria.

For more information on each exposure site, including dates and times of exposure, please visit 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 exposure, 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

43,858 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 find your nearest COVID-19 testing site, visit Where to get tested. Operating hours and wait times will vary.

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 1,786 0 43,858 9,880,302

 

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 

3,546,212

12,102 8.4