Coronavirus Replace for Victoria – Tuesday October 12, 2021

Victoria was informed of 1,466 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were acquired locally.

There are 19,627 active cases in Victoria.

There are 675 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 144 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 100 of them on a ventilator.

Unfortunately, eight deaths were reported to the department yesterday:

  • a man in his 40s from Bayside
  • a woman in their 50s and a man in their 70s from Moreland
  • a woman in her 70s from Maribyrnong
  • two men around 80, one from Moonee Valley, one from Monash
  • a woman in her 80s from Whittlesea
  • a man in his 90s from Hume

This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 921.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 55,898.


Victoria government officials gave 36,383 doses of vaccine yesterday.

The total number of doses administered by government services is 3,970,509.

86.7 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 59.8 percent have received two doses. This excludes the latest Commonwealth data.

This weekend, 11 new pop-up vaccination centers for school communities and everyone in the area will open at the following locations:

  • Thomastown Secondary College
  • Lowanna College at Newborough, in the Latrobe Valley
  • Carrum Downs Secondary College
  • Pakenham Secondary College
  • Supplied by senior college
  • Gleneagles Secondary College in Endeavor Hills
  • St Albans Secondary College
  • Elevation Secondary College at Craigieburn
  • Lakes College in South Morang
  • Coburg high school
  • Chaffey Secondary College in Mildura

The sites will be managed by Pfizer and Astra Zeneca, with the exception of Lowanna College Newborough, which will distribute Moderna and Astra Zeneca.

Some take bookings, but all accept walk-ups without an appointment

All Victorians 12 and older have access to Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines at permanent, state vaccination centers.

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 1,466 cases reported yesterday, the following metropolitan areas in the Greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:

  • 24 cases in Banyule
  • 6 cases in Bayside
  • 9 cases in Boroondara
  • 99 cases in Brimbank
  • 19 cases in Cardinia
  • 125 cases in Casey
  • 53 cases in Darebin
  • 26 cases in Frankston
  • 17 cases in Glen Eira
  • 53 cases in the greater Dandenong area
  • 25 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 203 cases in Hume
  • 44 cases in Kingston
  • 12 cases in Knox
  • 10 cases in Manningham
  • 30 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 17 cases in Maroondah
  • 31 cases in Melbourne
  • 80 cases in Melton
  • 25 cases in Monash
  • 35 falls in the Moonee Valley
  • 63 cases in Moreland
  • 22 cases on the Mornington Peninsula
  • 6 cases in Nillumbik
  • 16 cases in Port Phillip
  • 10 cases in Stonnington
  • 9 cases in Whitehorse
  • 162 cases in Whittlesea
  • 87 cases in Wyndham
  • 16 cases in Yarra
  • 12 cases in Yarra Ranges

In total, there were 527 new cases in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, 387 new cases in the western suburbs, 363 cases in the southeast suburbs and 69 cases in the eastern suburbs.

110 cases were also reported in the Victoria area yesterday:

  • 4 case in Ballarat
  • 1 case in Bass Coast
  • 8 houses in Baw Baw
  • 1 case in Benalla
  • 1 case in Colac-Otway
  • 2 cases in Glenelg
  • 10 cases in the greater Bendigo area
  • 12 cases in the greater Geelong area
  • 17 cases in Greater Shepparton
  • 9 cases in Latrobe
  • 1 cases in Macedon Ranges
  • 24 cases in Mildura
  • 11 cases in Mitchell
  • 1 cases in Moorabol
  • 1 case in southern Gippsland
  • 3 suitcases in Strathbogie
  • 1 fall in swan hill
  • 3 cases in Wellington

Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available under Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are currently more than 55,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At noon today there were around 250 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).

Update: restrictions

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

For information on current restrictions, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne, Mitchell Shire and Mildura Rural City Council.

Wastewater testing

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

  • Bannockburn – unexpected discovery between October 5th and 11th
  • Portland – repeated unexpected discoveries between September 29th and October 7th.
  • Cobram – repeated unexpected discoveries between September 29th and October 7th.
  • Swan Hill – repeated unexpected discoveries between September 29th and October 7th.
  • Ballarat – Unexpected discoveries repeated between October 3rd and 7th in areas spanning parts of Mitchell Park and Wendouree.
  • Apollo Bay – repeated unexpected discoveries between September 28th and October 8th.
  • Inverloch – repeated unexpected discoveries between October 7th and 11th

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.


68,509 COVID-19 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

If you are concerned about losing money by missing a job, 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.

More information

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

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