Coronavirus Replace for Victoria – Tuesday October 5, 2021

Victoria was informed of 1,763 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were purchased locally.

There are 14,368 active cases in Victoria – all locally acquired.

There are 517 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 101 of these cases are in intensive care, 66 of them on a ventilator.

Unfortunately, four deaths were reported to the department yesterday:

  • a woman in her 60s from Banyule

  • a man in his 60s from Whitehorse

  • a woman in her 70s from Hume

  • a man in his 80s from Whittlesea

That brings the total number of deaths from the current outbreak to 57 and the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 877.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 44,251.

Vaccinations

Yesterday 35,253 doses of vaccine were administered by the Victoria government agency.

The total number of doses administered by government services is 3,708,029.

83.2 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over now have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 53 percent have received two doses.

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.

Ten vaccination centers across Melbourne will be delivering the Moderna vaccine by Sunday, October 10th, with 100,000 doses available for everyone ages 12 to 59 at the following centers:

  • Melton Vaccination Center (formerly Bunnings)

  • Sunshine Vaccination Center

  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

  • Royal Exhibition Building

  • Sandown Racecourse Vaccination Center

  • Frankston Community Vaccination Center (Bayside Center)

  • Plenty Ranges arts and convention center

  • Dandenong Palm Plaza

  • Former Ford factory, Campbellfield

  • La Trobe University, Bundoora

outbreaks

Of the 1,763 cases reported yesterday, the following local government areas in the Greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:

  • 29 cases in Banyule

  • 11 cases in Bayside

  • 18 cases in Boroondara

  • 103 cases in Brimbank

  • 37 cases in Cardinia

  • 131 cases in Casey

  • 50 cases in Darebin

  • 19 cases in Frankston

  • 16 cases in Glen Eira

  • 63 cases in the greater Dandenong area

  • 35 cases in Hobsons Bay

  • 309 cases in Hume

  • 18 cases in Kingston

  • 26 cases in Knox

  • 25 cases in Manningham

  • 48 cases in Maribyrnong

  • 14 cases in Maroondah

  • 55 cases in Melbourne

  • 105 cases in Melton

  • 22 cases in Monash

  • 57 cases in the Moonee Valley

  • 90 cases in Moreland

  • 16 cases on the Mornington Peninsula

  • 7 cases in Nillumbik

  • 27 cases in Port Phillip

  • 10 cases in Stonnington

  • 11 cases in Whitehorse

  • 180 cases in Whittlesea

  • 180 cases in Wyndham

  • 16 cases in Yarra

  • 14 cases in Yarra Ranges

Also yesterday, 86 cases were reported in the Victoria area:

  • 1 case in Ararat

  • 7 cases in Ballarat

  • 5 houses in Baw Baw

  • 1 case in Benalla

  • 1 case in Colac-Otway

  • 16 cases in the greater Geelong area

  • 14 cases in Greater Shepparton

  • 9 cases in Latrobe

  • 4 cases in Macedon Ranges

  • 15 cases in Mitchell

  • 2 cases in Moorabol

  • 1 case in Moyne

  • 1 case in Murrindindi

  • 3 cases in Pyrenees

  • 1 case in southern Gippsland

  • 1 case in Surf Coast

  • 1 case in Wangaratta

  • 1 box in Warrnambool

  • 1 case in Wellington

  • 1 case in Yarriambiack

It is likely that ongoing broadcasts of cases generated through the superspreading events related to Grand Final gatherings likely contributed to the remarkable surge in the number of cases today.

Cases in LGAs in the north continue to stabilize (Hume, Moreland), but there are increasing numbers of cases in some LGAs in the west (Melton, Brimbank) and in the southeast (Casey, Greater Dandenong).

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

Of yesterday’s hospitalized COVID-19 cases, 5 percent were fully vaccinated.

There are currently approximately 38,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At noon today there were 520 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 weekly joint operational picture available under Coronavirus (COVID-19) that contains the effective reproduction number for all states and territories.

Update: restrictions

The lockdown in the city of Latrobe will be lifted at 11:59 p.m. tonight, October 5th. For more information on the new restrictions in place in the city of Latrobe at 11:59 PM tonight, see How We Live: The Rest of the Victoria Area

The City of Greater Shepparton, Moorabool Shire, City of Latrobe (until 11:59 p.m.), Mitchell Shire and the Melbourne Metropolitan Area are closed. For information on current restrictions, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne and some areas in the Victoria area.

Restrictions on the Victorian construction industry were eased on October 4th at 11:59 pm. For more information on Victoria’s construction sector restrictions, see COVIDSafe Reopening for Victorian Construction.

The mathematical modeling of Victoria’s roadmap and forecast trends can be found in the publicly available Burnett Institute Modeling at Victoria Roadmap – Resources

Wastewater testing

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

  • Mildura area – repeated unexpected sewage discoveries with the interesting period of September 26th
  • Ballarat – repeated unexpected discoveries in areas spanning parts of Delacombe and Sebastapol on September 28th.
  • Falls Creek Alpine Resort – unexpected discovery with an interesting period 28.-29. September

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

62,189 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday.

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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