Victoria was informed of 1,749 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired cases.
There are 22,476 active cases in Victoria.
There are 784 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 149 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 100 of them on a ventilator.
Unfortunately, 11 deaths were reported to the department yesterday.
This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 981.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 69,179.
Update: Changes to the border permit
The Chief Health Officer has stated that there will be no red zones in New South Wales on October 19 at 11:59 p.m.
- All Local Government Areas in Greater Sydney – including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour, and Wollongong – will become orange zones.
- All local government areas in the rest of regional New South Wales and Jervis Bay Territory will transition from red / orange zones to green zones.
- In addition, Broken Hill in New South Wales and Shepparton in Victoria will rejoin the New South Wales-Victoria cross-border community.
- The ACT remains an orange zone.
These changes will go into effect at the same time as major changes to Victoria’s travel authorization system announced last week: Authorization revision to make safe border changes.
This means that after 11:59 p.m. tonight, if you have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and have been in the Sydney area (which is becoming an orange zone) without quarantine or with a permit for The orange zone to enter Victoria can be requirements for the exam.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and who enter with an orange zone permit must isolate on arrival, get tested within 72 hours, and remain isolated until they get a negative result.
Information will be posted online on the Victorian Travel Permit System at 11:59 p.m. when the changes go into effect.
The current frame settings apply up to this point. Currently active Victoria Red Zone Permit holders will be considered Orange Zone Permit holders at 11:59 PM.
Individuals traveling to Victoria must follow all instructions from the Chief Health Officer while in Victoria.
Starting Thursday, October 21, 11:59 p.m., fully vaccinated primary close contacts (PCCs) outside the household only need to quarantine for 7 days. For more information, see Safe And Sensible Insulation Changes When We Reach 70 Percent.
Thanks to the incredible efforts of the Victorian people, the lockdown (and curfew) will be lifted in restricted areas across Victoria on Thursday, October 21st at 11:59 p.m.
Please refer to the Victoria Roadmap for more information on eased restrictions in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area and Victoria Area as of this date.
For information on current restrictions in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne and Mildura Rural City Council.
Victoria government agencies gave 36,751 doses of vaccine yesterday.
The total number of doses administered by government services is 4,234,036.
89.4 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over now have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 67.2 percent have received two doses. This excludes the latest Commonwealth data.
New community pop-up vaccination sites are opening this week, offering walk-ups in the following locations:
- Victorian Pride Center, St. Kilda
- Queerspace, Carlton
- Senior Center Oststausee
- Our Lady Guardian of Plants Chaldean Catholic Church, Campbellfield
- Kingsbury Bowling Club
- Craigieburn Sports Stadium
- Fawkner Community House
- Sacred Heart Mission, St. Kilda
- EVERY building, Yarra Junction
- Bunjil Square, Fool Warren
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 1,749 locally acquired cases reported yesterday, the following metropolitan areas in the greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:
- 25 cases in Banyule
- 22 cases in Bayside
- 4 cases in Boroondara
- 127 cases in Brimbank
- 20 cases in Cardinia
- 153 cases in Casey
- 77 cases in Darebin
- 40 cases in Frankston
- 25 cases in Glen Eira
- 132 cases in the greater Dandenong area
- 25 cases in Hobsons Bay
- 145 cases in Hume
- 32 cases in Kingston
- 20 cases in Knox
- 21 cases in Manningham
- 37 cases in Maribyrnong
- 11 cases in Maroondah
- 62 cases in Melbourne
- 111 cases in Melton
- 19 cases in Monash
- 43 cases in the Moonee Valley
- 68 cases in Moreland
- 19 cases on the Mornington Peninsula
- 7 cases in Nillumbik
- 21 cases in Port Phillip
- 13 cases in Stonnington
- 15 cases in Whitehorse
- 135 cases in Whittlesea
- 122 cases in Wyndham
- 26 cases in Yarra
- 16 cases in Yarra Ranges
There were 483 new cases in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, 527 new cases in the western suburbs, 496 cases in the southeast suburbs and 87 cases in the eastern suburbs.
145 new cases were also reported in the Victoria area yesterday. The total number of active cases in the Victoria area is 1,846. New cases in the Victoria area yesterday were:
- 5 cases in Ballarat
- 1 case in Bass Coast
- 18 houses in Baw Baw
- 1 case in Benalla
- 1 case in Colac-Otway
- 1 case in Gannawarra
- 13 cases in the greater Bendigo area
- 18 cases in the greater Geelong area
- 13 cases in Greater Shepparton
- 24 cases in Latrobe
- 2 cases in Macedon Ranges
- 6 cases in Mildura
- 4 cases in Mitchell
- 2 cases in Moira
- 9 cases in Moorabol
- 1 case in Moyne
- 2 cases in Murrindindi
- 1 fall in swan hill
- 3 cases in Towong
- 6 cases in Wangaratta
- 1 case in Wellington
- 13 cases in Wodonga
Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available under Victorian COVID-19 data.
There are currently more than 64,800 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
At noon today there were around 115 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).
68,702 COVID-19 tests were processed in Victoria.
If you are concerned about losing money by not getting a test, 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.
To access the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Victoria, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria