Media release
8 July 2021

Victoria was notified of no new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

This is the eighth day in a row of no new locally acquired cases.

There were three COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria yesterday.

There were 21 active cases in Victoria – 3 are locally acquired and 18 are overseas acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,718.

Updated restrictions in Victoria

Eased restrictions will come into place at 11:59pm tonight, Thursday 8 July.

More information can be found at While Risks Remain, Victoria Can Take Cautious Steps Ahead.

Update: Travel permits

The following areas are red zones under Victoria's travel permit system:

  • NSW LGAs in Greater Sydney, including Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains and Wollongong, effective 1:00am AEST Friday 25 June.
  • Queensland LGAs of City of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast, effective 1:00am AEST Wednesday 30 June.

The following areas are orange zones under Victoria's travel permit system:

  • Perth Metropolitan Region and Peel Region in WA, effective 1:00am AEST Sunday 4 July
  • The Queensland LGAs of Ipswich, Logan, Redland, Gold Coast, Lockyer Valley, Noosa, Scenic Rim and Somerset, effective 1:00am AEST Sunday 4 July
  • Townsville LGA (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island in QLD, effective 1:00am AEST Sunday 4 July
  • Alice Springs and Greater Darwin, effective 11.59pm AEST on Friday 2 July
  • The ACT and all other LGAs in NSW

The Acting Chief Health Officer advises strongly against non-essential travel to red or orange zones.

Engagement teams, supported by Defence personnel, made 364 household visits yesterday (including 361 red zone arrivals from New South Wales).

You must have a valid permit, exception or exemption to enter Victoria, even if entering from a green zone.

Permits can be obtained at Service Victoria. See more about Victoria's travel permit system at Victorian Travel Permit System.

Update: Outbreaks and cases

95 per cent of the Primary Close Contacts linked to the Sandringham cases have been cleared.

Further clearances of contacts relating to the Virgin Airlines flight crew case are now underway.

Four active Primary Close Contacts remain in Victoria linked with the Tanami Mine site.

There are still active exposure sites in Victoria. A full list of exposure sites is published at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

The Department also manages exposure sites that it doesn't publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures, or if they identify small, private locations.

Exposure sites are regularly reviewed based on intelligence and evidence, following case interviews.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 15,875 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria's state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,222,819.

Some vaccination centres will reduce their operating hours and staffing levels as the supply of vaccines dip.

Most centres will maintain their current hours and resourcing and importantly, no existing appointments will be affected. When there are changes, these are reflected online so that people making bookings online can see the range of times and locations available to them.

More than 30,000 Pfizer second dose appointments are available online now for the next three-week period.

Victoria's online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Information about Victoria's vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

General advice

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 symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.

The Department publishes 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 (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 
0 0 0 21 0 27,420 7,458,755

 

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 

2,844,904

15,718 10.92