Victoria was informed of 1,420 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were purchased locally.
There are 14,410 active cases in Victoria – all locally acquired.
There are 525 COVID-19 cases in the Victoria hospital. 94 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 53 of which are on a ventilator.
Unfortunately, 11 deaths were reported to the department yesterday:
- a man in his 50s from Casey
- a woman in her 60s from Darebin
- a man in his 70s from Hume
- a man in his 70s from Moreland
- a man in his 70s from Hobsons Bay
- a woman in her 70s from Whittlesea
- two women in their 70s from Hume
- a man in the 80s from Hume
- two women in their 90s from Whittlesea
That brings the total number of deaths from the current outbreak to 68 and the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 888. Eight percent of those who died in the current outbreak were fully vaccinated.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 45,664.
Update: Limitations and Limits
The city of Greater Shepparton, Moorabool Shire, Mitchell Shire and the metropolis of Melbourne are closed. For information on current restrictions, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne and some areas in the Victoria area.
The Chief Health Officer has announced changes to Victoria’s travel authorization system.
Tonight at 11:59 p.m. all current New South Wales extreme risk zones will become red zones and all current red zones will become orange zones.
Only Victorians are eligible for red zone permits. You must isolate upon arrival in Victoria, get tested within 72 hours, and remain isolated for 14 days. Non-Victorians who have been in a red zone cannot enter Victoria unless they have an exception, exception, or other valid permit.
Victorians and non-Victorians are eligible for permits to enter the orange zone. They must isolate themselves upon arrival in Victoria, get tested for 72 hours, and remain isolated until they get a negative result.
Victoria government officials gave 36,452 doses of vaccine yesterday.
The total number of doses administered by government services is 3,744,810.
83.8 percent of Victorians aged 16 and over now have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 54 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.
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
Of the 1,420 cases reported yesterday, the following local governments in the greater Melbourne area had more than one newly diagnosed case:
- 32 cases in Banyule
- 13 cases in Bayside
- 9 cases in Boroondara
- 92 cases in Brimbank
- 25 cases in Cardinia
- 85 cases in Casey
- 45 cases in Darebin
- 17 cases in Frankston
- 12 cases in Glen Eira
- 64 cases in the greater Dandenong area
- 22 cases in Hobsons Bay
- 263 cases in Hume
- 18 cases in Kingston
- 23 cases in Knox
- 23 cases in Manningham
- 22 cases in Maribyrnong
- 15 cases in Maroondah
- 41 cases in Melbourne
- 88 cases in Melton
- 34 cases in Monash
- 23 cases in the Moonee Valley
- 82 cases in Moreland
- 6 cases in Mornington Peninsula
- 6 cases in Nillumbik
- 26 cases in Port Phillip
- 7 cases in Stonnington
- 4 cases in Whitehorse
- 123 cases in Whittlesea
- 89 cases in Wyndham
- 11 cases in Yarra
- 15 cases in Yarra Ranges
Also yesterday, 80 cases were reported in the Victoria area:
- 1 case in Ararat
- 10 cases in Ballarat
- 3 falls in Bass Coast
- 2 houses in Baw Baw
- 1 case in Corangamite
- 2 falls in Golden Plains
- 3 cases in the greater Bendigo area
- 7 cases in the greater Geelong area
- 15 cases in Greater Shepparton
- 8 cases in Latrobe
- 3 cases in Macedon Ranges
- 4 cases in Mildura
- 10 cases in Mitchell
- 2 cases in Moira
- 7 cases in Moorabol
- 1 case in Moyne
- 1 case in Surf Coast
Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available under Victorian COVID-19 data.
Of yesterday’s hospital COVID-19 cases, 6 percent were fully vaccinated.
There are currently approximately 38,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
At noon today there were 460 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.
COVID-19 virus fragments were detected in wastewater samples from the following regional areas:
- Portland – Unexpected sewage detection for the period September 30th – October 30th
- Cobram – unexpected wastewater detection for the period September 30th – October 4th
- Apollo Bay – unexpected wastewater detection for the period September 29 – October 4
- Bairnsdale – unexpected wastewater detection in areas spanning part of Bairnsdale, East Bairnsdale, Eastwood, Hillside, Lucknow, Nicholson, Wy Yung. unexpected detection with interesting period September 29th to October 4th.
- Aireys Inlet – repeated unexpected wastewater detection for the period September 16 – October 4
- 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.
In another record day for testing in Victoria, 71,451 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 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