Coronavirus replace for Victoria – Thursday October 14, 2021

Victoria was notified of 2,297 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.

This is the highest daily number of cases recorded in Victoria since the pandemic began.

There are 20,505 active cases in Victoria.

There are 706 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 147 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 100 of them on a ventilator. Of the people who were in the hospital yesterday, 90 percent were not fully vaccinated

Unfortunately, 11 deaths were reported to the department yesterday:

  • A man from Brimbank in his 80s
  • A woman in her 80s and a woman in her 70s, both from Knox
  • A man in his 70s from Greater Shepparton
  • A man in his 70s, a man in his 60s and a man in his 50s, all from Hume
  • A man in his 70s and a man in his 60s, both from Melton
  • A man from Moreland in his 60s
  • A man in his 50s from Moonee Valley

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 945.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 59,710.

Change of travel authorization zone for the ACT

The acting Chief Health Officer has announced that the ACT will move from a red zone to an orange zone starting tonight, Thursday, October 14th at 11:59 p.m.

Starting tomorrow, everyone who has been to ACT and travels to Victoria will no longer have to be in quarantine for 14 days. They must test within 72 hours of arriving in Victoria and isolate themselves until they get a negative test result.

This change is in line with the lifting of the lock on the ACT as of 11:59 p.m. tonight.

Update: restrictions

The lockdown in Mitchell Shire ended with effect from 11:59 p.m. last night, Wednesday, October 13th. For more information, see: Mitchell shire lockdown restrictions will be lifted tonight – October 13, 2021

The rural town of Mildura is closed with the same restrictions as metropolitan Melbourne (with the exception of the curfew).

For information on current restrictions in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne and Mildura Rural City Council.

Vaccinations

Victoria government officials gave 37,611 doses of vaccine yesterday.

The total number of doses administered by government services is 4,046,471.

87.6 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 62 percent have received two doses. This excludes the latest Commonwealth data.

Victoria opens neighborhood pop-up vaccination centers on suburban streets, shops, gyms and community clubs: local Vax pop-ups are popping up on 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.

Starting tomorrow and through the weekend, the department is working with Melbourne Football Club to run a pop-up vaccination center in the Melbourne Demons’ second home in Casey Fields. The website will offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with both booking and preliminary discussions being possible.

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’s website.

outbreaks

Of the 2,297 locally acquired cases reported yesterday, the following metropolitan areas in the Greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:

  • 38 cases in Banyule
  • 21 cases in Bayside
  • 23 cases in Boroondara
  • 153 cases in Brimbank
  • 42 cases in Cardinia
  • 188 cases in Casey
  • 68 cases in Darebin
  • 45 cases in Frankston
  • 51 cases in Glen Eira
  • 123 cases in the greater Dandenong area
  • 35 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 255 cases in Hume
  • 48 cases in Kingston
  • 35 cases in Knox
  • 21 cases in Manningham
  • 45 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 23 cases in Maroondah
  • 56 cases in Melbourne
  • 132 cases in Melton
  • 40 cases in Monash
  • 43 cases in the Moonee Valley
  • 95 cases in Moreland
  • 29 cases on the Mornington Peninsula
  • 9 cases in Nillumbik
  • 41 cases in Port Phillip
  • 22 cases in Stonnington
  • 17 cases in Whitehorse
  • 200 cases in Whittlesea
  • 169 cases in Wyndham
  • 28 cases in Yarra
  • 25 cases in Yarra Ranges

There were 693 new cases in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, 633 new cases in the western suburbs, 650 cases in the southeast suburbs and 144 cases in the eastern suburbs.

170 new cases were also reported in the Victoria area yesterday:

  • 5 cases in Ballarat
  • 1 case in Bass Coast
  • 17 cases in Baw Baw
  • 1 case in Benalla
  • 1 case in East Gippsland
  • 1 box in Golden Plains
  • 9 cases in the greater Bendigo area
  • 32 cases in the greater Geelong area
  • 30 cases in Greater Shepparton
  • 17 cases in Latrobe
  • 1 case in Macedon Ranges
  • 23 cases in Mildura
  • 9 cases in Mitchell
  • 1 case in Moira
  • 3 cases in Moorabol
  • 1 case in Mount Alexander
  • 1 case in Moyne
  • 3 cases in Murrindindi
  • 2 cases in southern Gippsland
  • 1 case in Surf Coast
  • 4 cases in Swan Hill
  • 2 cases in Wangaratta
  • 1 box in Warrnambool
  • 3 cases in Wellington
  • 1 case in West Wimmera

In yesterday’s cases, there are 1,245 newly affected households in which no COVID-19 was previously present. Overall, 63 percent of all cases yesterday were under 40 years old and 46 percent were under 30 years old.

Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available at Victorian COVID19 data.

There are currently more than 56,500 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At noon today there were around 160 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 decide 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).

Wastewater testing

COVID-19 virus fragments were detected in wastewater samples from the following regional areas:

  • Horsham – unexpected discovery between October 10th and 12th.
  • Inverloch – unexpected discovery between October 7th and 11th.
  • Lakes Entrance – unexpected discovery between October 6th and 11th.
  • Mallacoota – unexpected discovery between October 5th and 11th.
  • Bendigo – repeated unexpected discoveries in areas spanning parts of Huntly, Epsom, Strathdale, Kangaroo Flat and Maiden Gully between October 7th and 12th.
  • Cobram – repeated unexpected discoveries between September 29th and October 12th.
  • Apollo Bay – repeated unexpected discoveries between September 28th and October 8th.
  • Ballarat – repeated unexpected discoveries in areas spanning parts of Mitchell Park and Wendouree between October 3rd and 7th.

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.

Testing

The number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Victoria topped 80,000 for the first time yesterday.

A total of 82,762 COVID-19 tests were processed in Victoria.

If you are concerned about losing money due to a lack of work, support is available – including paying $ 450 for test isolation. For more information, see Financial Aid.

To find a COVID-19 testing site near you, visit Where to Get Tested. The opening times and waiting times vary.

More information

To access the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Victoria, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria

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