Victoria reports 867 new local cases as well as another 149 new local cases reported the previous days:
- 140 reportable cases for September 27th
- 9 reportable cases for September 26th
There are 9,261 active cases in Victoria – 9,260 locally acquired and one overseas acquired.
There are 375 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 81 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 61 cases are on a ventilator.
Unfortunately, the Department was informed of four deaths yesterday – a woman in her 50s and a man in her 80s from Whittlesea and a man in her 70s and a woman in her 80s from Hume.
That brings the total number of deaths since the current outbreak to 29 and the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 849.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 34,975.
More than 78 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and we expect that number will drop to 80 percent today or tomorrow morning, while more than 48 percent did have had two cans.
All over Victoria, restrictions will be modestly eased tonight at 11:59 p.m. in line with vaccination limits.
For more information, visit Victoria to Achieve 80 Percent First Vaccine Dose Goal.
Yesterday 35,160 doses of vaccine were administered by the Victoria government agency.
The total number of doses administered by government services is 3,463,597.
Pharmacies and GPs are being offered grants to accelerate the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. To register expressions of interest, visit Vaccination Improvement Grants.
Victorians are encouraged to book their first dose through their local GP or public pharmacy. To view the bookings available, visit the Australian Department of Health website.
Of the 1,016 cases recorded (reportable on September 26th, 27th and 28th), the following local government areas in the Greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:
- 24 cases in Banyule
- 4 cases in Bayside
- 6 cases in Boroondara
- 54 cases in Brimbank
- 11 cases in Cardinia
- 45 cases in Casey
- 43 cases in Darebin
- 13 cases in Frankston
- 5 cases in Glen Eira
- 16 cases in the greater Dandenong area
- 8 cases in Hobsons Bay
- 270 cases in Hume
- 5 cases in Kingston
- 14 cases in Knox
- 8 cases in Manningham
- 15 cases in Maribyrnong
- 14 cases in Maroondah
- 24 cases in Melbourne
- 55 cases in Melton
- 8 cases in Monash
- 28 falls in the Moonee Valley
- 88 cases in Moreland
- 7 cases in Mornington Peninsula
- 20 cases in Port Phillip
- 3 cases in Stonnington
- 125 cases in Whittlesea
- 51 cases in Wyndham
- 7 cases in Yarra
- 10 cases in Yarra Ranges
Also yesterday 28 cases were reported in the Victoria area:
- 2 houses in Baw Baw
- 1 case in Corangamite
- 1 case in Gannawarra
- 2 cases in the greater Geelong area
- 2 cases in the greater Shepparton area
- 12 cases in Latrobe
- 1 case in Macedon Ranges
- 5 cases in Mitchell
- 2 cases in Moorabol
Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available under Victorian COVID-19 data.
There are currently more than 26,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
There were more than 560 published exposure sites in Victoria at lunchtime – but the most common exposure site in Victoria is the family home.
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.
COVID-19 virus fragments were detected in wastewater samples from the following regional areas:
- Cobram – There was an unexpected discovery in Cobram in an area that includes Cobram. The interest period is the 20th-22nd September.
- Philip Island and San Remo – there were several repeated unexpected discoveries in the period from September 20-27.
- Seymour – There have been repeated unexpected discoveries in an area that includes Seymour. The interest period is the 19th-23rd September.
- Ballarat North – There have been repeated unexpected discoveries in areas such as Ascot, Bald Hills, Ballarat North, Blowhard, Cabbage Tree, Cardigan, Creswick, Invermay, Invermay Park, Lake Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Learmonth, Miners Rest, Mitchell Park, Mount Rowan, Smokeytown, Springmount, Sulky, Wendouree and Windermere. The interest period is the 15th-23rd September.
- Bendigo Area – Unexpected sewage detection in an area that includes East Bendigo, Wellsford, Strathdale, Kennington, Strathfieldsaye and Junortoun. The interest period is the 21.-23. 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.
49,450 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday.
Getting tested as soon as you have symptoms will help health officials identify new positive cases and provide adequate care for your family.
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.
To access the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Victoria, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria