Media release
9 May 2021

Victoria has been notified of six new cases of coronavirus since yesterday. All are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The new cases include three men aged in their 20s, 40s and 50s, a woman in her 50s, a teenage boy and a child.

There have been no new locally acquired cases recorded in Victoria.

This is the 72nd day in a row of no new locally acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,532.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 3,677 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 261,152.

More open-access vaccination centres are opening across regional Victoria.

This coming week, the vaccination centre in Warrnambool (located at 184 Merri St) will formally open to the eligible public for walk-ins and hotline bookings. Locals can make a booking from Tuesday 11 May by calling 1800 675 398.

The centre is administered by South West Healthcare in partnership with Barwon Health.

Open-access vaccination centres at Cobram, Kilmore and Mansfield also opened to the eligible public (for phone bookings only) this week.

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

NSW has recorded no new community acquired cases of COVID-19 since yesterday.

All areas in New South Wales remain as green zones under Victoria’s travel permit system.

More than 77,000 SMS messages have been sent by Victorian health authorities to people arriving into Victoria from Sydney since 30 April. 

The messages instruct the recipients to check the NSW public exposure site listings linked to two recent community cases of COVID-19.

There are three people now in Victoria who have been identified as NSW exposure site close contacts. They are being managed by public health authorities. They are all isolating and have tested negative to COVID-19. 

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

Authorised Officer presence and spot checking has been increased for incoming flights from Sydney to check for permits.

NSW Health publishes a list of exposure sites linked to its recent community cases at New South Wales COVID case locations website.

In Victoria, attendees at NSW close contact sites will be managed as Tier 1 contacts and must immediately isolate, get a COVID-19 test, and remain isolated for 14 days.

Attendees at NSW casual contact sites in Victoria will be managed as Tier 2 contacts and need to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

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 6 22 0 13,230 5,946,871

 

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 

2,108,476

13,086 9.09