Victoria was informed of 1,993 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.
There are 21,647 active cases in Victoria.
There are 798 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 163 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 106 of them on a ventilator.
Of the people who were in the hospital yesterday, 89.2 percent were not fully vaccinated.
Of those in the intensive care unit yesterday, 95.9 percent were not fully vaccinated.
Unfortunately, seven deaths were reported to the department yesterday:
- Two men in their 80s from Darebin and Moonee Valley
- Two women in their 60s by Casey and Darebin
- A man from Whittlesea in his 70s
- A man in his 50s from Hume
- A 15 year old
This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 957.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 63,836.
Update: Limitations in Mildura. expanded
The Chief Health Officer has decided that the lockdown in Mildura will be extended for another seven days until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 22nd.
There were 16 additional cases in Mildura yesterday linked to community transmission between households and social services. The total number of active cases in Mildura is 202.
Most of the cases in Mildura occur in those under the age of 50, with a large cohort in those over the age of 20.
An average of 1,000 tests have been carried out per day since the local lockdown began.
The restrictions in the rural town of Mildura are the same as in metropolitan Melbourne (except for the curfew).
For information on current restrictions in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne and Mildura Rural City Council.
Revision of the travel authorization system
The changes to Victoria’s travel authorization system announced yesterday will allow fully vaccinated individuals traveling from NSW to enter Victoria without a 14-day quarantine, effective October 19 at 11:59 p.m.
This brings NSW in line with people from other states and territories looking to enter Victoria.
For more information, see Permit Overhaul to Make Safe Boundary Changes.
Yesterday, 40,386 doses of vaccine were administered by the Victoria government agency.
The total number of doses administered by government services is 4,125,732.
88.5 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 64.3 percent have received two doses. This excludes the latest Commonwealth data.
More than five million Victorians have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This weekend, the department is working with Melbourne Football Club, Monash Health and Casey City Council to operate a pop-up vaccination site in the Melbourne Demons’ second home in Casey Fields. The website will offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with both bookings and walk-ups available.
19 pop-up vaccination sites are up and running in Victoria this weekend, including 16 school pop-ups, eight of which are supported by local family doctor clinics.
These 16 school clinics are located at: Thomastown Secondary College, Lowanna College Newborough, Carrum Downs Secondary College, Packenham Secondary College, Tarneit Senior College, Gleneagles Secondary College Endeavor Hills, St Albans Secondary College, Elevation Secondary College Craigieburn, The Lakes South Morang College, Coburg High School, Chaffey Secondary College Mildura, Forest Hill College Burwood East, Western Port Secondary College Hastings, Bayswater Secondary College, Seymour College and Northern Bay p-12 College in Corio.
Next week we will be running two bespoke pop-ups for the LGBTIQA + communities. These specialized pop-ups are staffed by rainbow-friendly health professionals who can provide bespoke health talks in a safe environment.
These pop-ups take place Monday through Sunday in the Pride Center on St Kilda Road and Tuesday through Friday in Queerspace on Drummond Street in Carlton.
Victoria is also opening neighborhood pop-up vaccination centers on suburban streets, shops, gyms, and community clubs: local Vax pop-ups are coming in streets and shops across the city.
The small, targeted pop-ups are designed to vaccinate 20 to 30 people per session. Suburbs suitable for neighborhood pop-ups are concentrated in the central and outer north, west and south-east of Melbourne.
In addition, five new community pop-up vaccination sites will open next week, all of which offer walk-ups. You are at:
- East Reservoir Elderly Center on Strathmerton Street (open Mondays and Tuesdays)
- Kingsbury Bowls Club on Dunne Street (open Wednesdays and Thursdays)
- Craigieburn Sports Stadium on Craigieburn Road (open Tuesday and Wednesday)
- ANY building, Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction (open Monday through Friday)
- Fawkner Community Hall on Jukes Road (open Monday through Thursday)
Victorians are encouraged to book their COVID-19 vaccination through their local family doctor or community pharmacy, community health service, or state vaccination center. To find a GP or pharmacy and make a booking, visit the Australian Department of Health.
Of the 1,993 locally acquired cases reported yesterday, the following metropolitan areas in the Greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:
- 28 cases in Banyule
- 25 cases in Bayside
- 12 cases in Boroondara
- 181 cases in Brimbank
- 40 cases in Cardinia
- 191 cases in Casey
- 58 cases in Darebin
- 33 cases in Frankston
- 32 cases in Glen Eira
- 127 cases in the greater Dandenong area
- 37 cases in Hobsons Bay
- 136 cases in Hume
- 40 cases in Kingston
- 32 cases in Knox
- 19 cases in Manningham
- 26 cases in Maribyrnong
- 10 cases in Maroondah
- 67 cases in Melbourne
- 124 cases in Melton
- 46 cases in Monash
- 36 cases in the Moonee Valley
- 80 cases in Moreland
- 12 falls on the Mornington Peninsula
- 11 cases in Nillumbik
- 42 cases in Port Phillip
- 14 cases in Stonnington
- 21 cases in Whitehorse
- 121 cases in Whittlesea
- 171 cases in Wyndham
- 23 cases in Yarra
- 17 cases in Yarra Ranges
There were 457 new cases in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, 642 new cases in the western suburbs, 602 cases in the southeast suburbs and 111 cases in the eastern suburbs.
168 new cases were also reported in the Victoria area yesterday. The total number of active cases in the Victoria area stands at 1,473. New cases in the Victoria area yesterday were:
- 5 cases in Ballarat
- 7 falls in Bass Coast
- 22 houses in Baw Baw
- 1 case in Benalla
- 3 falls in Golden Plains
- 17 cases in the greater Bendigo area
- 26 cases in the greater Geelong area
- 22 cases in Greater Shepparton
- 1 case in Horsham
- 1 case in indigo
- 17 cases in Latrobe
- 2 cases in Macedon Ranges
- 16 cases in Mildura
- 7 cases in Mitchell
- 6 cases in Moorabol
- 1 case in Moyne
- 1 case in Murrindindi
- 2 cases in southern Gippsland
- 5 cases in Swan Hill
- 2 cases in Towong
- 1 case in Wellington
- 3 cases in Wodonga
Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available under Victorian COVID-19 data.
There are currently more than 58,300 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
Today at noon there were 130 published exposure sites in Victoria.
For more information on each exposure site, including the date and time of exposure, see Fall Warnings – Public Exposure Sites.
There may be times when the ministry cannot contact a commercial or residential building before it is listed as an exposure site. In the interest of public health, we make a decision at any time when these pages are published.
The department regularly maintains exposure sites that it does not publish online, especially if those sites present lower risk exposure or if they have extensive record keeping and contact tracing measures in place, or if they identify small, private locations – including smaller apartments or townhouses.
The Commonwealth Government publishes a Common Operating Picture weekly that contains the effective reproduction number for all states and territories. Further information can be found in the general operating picture of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 virus fragments were detected in wastewater samples from the following regional areas:
- Yarrawonga – unexpected discovery for the period October 12-14.
- Mallacoota – repeated unexpected discoveries for the period October 5-13.
- Lakes Entrance – repeated unexpected discoveries for the period October 6-15.
- Cobram – repeated unexpected discoveries for the period beginning September 29th.
- Apollo Bay – repeated unexpected discoveries for the period September 28th – October 8th.
The discoveries could be one or more undiscovered new cases, or the result of one or more people in these areas who have recovered from COVID-19 but are still shedding the virus.
Anyone who lives, works, or has visited in the above areas are urged to be on the lookout for the mildest COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop.
For more information on wastewater testing, see wastewater testing.
79,214 COVID-19 tests were processed in Victoria.
If you are concerned about losing money by missing out on a job to get a test, support is available – including paying $ 450 for test isolation. For more information, see Financial and Other Support for COVID-19.
To find a COVID-19 testing site near you, visit Where to Get Tested for COVID-19. The opening times and waiting times vary.
To access the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Victoria, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria