Media release
9 March 2021

Victoria has recorded one new case of coronavirus since yesterday – an air crew member currently in hotel quarantine. There are no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.

This is the 11th day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired new cases of COVID-19.

The total number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Holiday Inn remains at 24.

There are six active cases in Victoria, made up of four locally acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday, and two overseas acquired cases, an increase of one since yesterday.

There are no COVID-19 patients in hospital in Victoria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,483.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 1072 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday at hospital vaccination hubs across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered in Victoria since the program started on Monday 22 February to 15,494.

The first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have arrived at Victoria’s hospital vaccination hubs, with 50,800 doses initially provided by the Commonwealth.

Victorian health services will start administering this safe, effective and free vaccine this week. 

Over the coming weeks, new vaccination sites will open, serving more priority population groups in phase 1A and phase 1B of the National vaccination rollout.

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.

There are no current exposure sites in Victoria. A list of exposure sites is published at Case locations and outbreaks page.

Travel permit applications can be made through the Service Victoria portal. For more information call the 24-hour

Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus website.

Latest statewide numbers (data reported to 11:59 pm yesterday):

Cases acquired locally Cases acquired interstate Cases acquired overseas Active cases Lives lost Tests processed yesterday Total tests since pandemic began 
0 0 1 6 0 8,851 5,083,425

 

Number of permits issued 

(Jan 11 - midday today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours 
1,005,713 21,564 15.0