Coronavirus replace for Victoria – Wednesday September 15, 2021

Victoria was informed of 423 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were purchased locally.

There are 4,038 active cases in Victoria – 4,035 locally acquired and three overseas acquired.

There are 173 cases of COVID-19 in the Victoria hospital. 44 of these cases are in the intensive care unit, 23 of them on a ventilator.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the pandemic began is 26,439.

Unfortunately, two deaths were reported to the department yesterday:

  • A 40 year old man from Whittlesea
  • A man aged 70 from Wyndham

That brings the total number of deaths from the current outbreak to eight and the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic started to 828.

Update: restrictions

The Chief Health Officer announced on September 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.:

  • the city of Ballarat will be closed
  • Lockdown restrictions in the Greater Shepparton area will be lifted.

For information on restricted area restrictions, see How we live: metropolitan Melbourne and Greater Shepparton.

For information about restrictions in unlocked areas in the rest of regional Victoria, see How We Live: Regional Victoria.

The web pages above will be updated to reflect the new locations entering and exiting the lockdown when the Chief Health Officer’s instructions go into effect on September 15 at 11:59 PM.

Vaccinations

Victoria government agencies delivered 41,856 doses of vaccine yesterday. The total number of doses administered by government services is 2,943,457.

One million doses of COVID-19 have been released since Jan.

With over 60 vaccination clinics open on a large scale, efforts are bringing Victoria closer and closer to the 70 percent first dose threshold – a milestone just days away.

Victoria has also been dispensing more than six million doses of vaccine since the pandemic began, working with general practices, community-controlled Aboriginal health organizations, and public pharmacies.

In order to reach the million dollar target, state centers had to vaccinate around 28,000 people every day. Yesterday, 41,856 people were vaccinated at these centers.

More than 1,565,000 vaccine appointments have been booked since we announced the one million doses goal, including 78,000 appointments booked on Monday.

Victorians young and old are coming forward, fueled by priority access for VCE students. As of September 14, 39,998 doses had been given to 18 year olds, 32,693 to 17 year olds and 22,969 to 16 year olds. More than 6,200 people between the ages of 12 and 15 were also vaccinated on Monday and Tuesday in state centers.

To keep the numbers growing, pop-up clinics are in place or in the pipeline to target priority groups in their community or workplaces, reducing barriers to entry or admission by providing vaccines close to home.

This week, a community pop-up provided by Monash Health will open in Palm Plaza in Dandenong, as will a pop-up in Hallam Masjid Mosque, provided in partnership with local health partner EACH. EACH will also manage a pop-up for the Aboriginal community and the Torres Strait Islander at the Mullum Mullum Gathering Place in Croydon.

Western Health will be launching a pop-up at Werribee’s Virgin Mary Mosque this week, while St. Vincent’s Health will bring its mobile pop-up services to locations across Melbourne to support homeless Victorians.

In the Victoria area, Wodonga Health will begin delivering vaccines at a meat factory in Wangaratta, Gippsland Health will conduct remote areas in remote bushfire-hit communities, and Barwon Health will serve the local Sudanese, Congolese and Arab populations in Norlane’s Northern Community Hub support.

Currently, there are more than 3,900 Pfizer first-dose appointments and more than 10,600 AstraZeneca appointments available over the next seven days.

According to current public health regulations, vaccination is not a reason to travel from a restricted area to a regional non-restricted area and vice versa.

To learn more or to book your vaccination at a government center, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the coronavirus hotline at 1800 675 398.

outbreaks

Of the 423 local cases diagnosed yesterday, 149 were linked to current cases as of this morning. More cases are expected to be linked to current cases and outbreaks as the investigation continues.

The following local government areas recorded more than one newly diagnosed case yesterday:

  • 2 cases in Ballarat
  • 4 cases in Banyule
  • 3 cases in Boroondara
  • 14 cases in Brimbank
  • 8 cases in Casey
  • 21 cases in Darebin
  • 6 cases in the greater Dandenong area
  • 9 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 143 cases in Hume
  • 2 cases in Manningham
  • 3 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 3 cases in Maroondah
  • 9 cases in Melbourne
  • 14 cases in Melton
  • 10 falls in the Moonee Valley
  • 54 cases in Moreland
  • 7 cases in Port Phillip
  • 2 cases in Stonnington
  • 2 cases in Whitehorse
  • 33 cases in Whittlesea
  • 53 cases in Wyndham
  • 9 cases in Yarra.

The 2 Ballarat cases are in addition to a previous Ballarat resident case and another case reported to the ministry following today’s data lock. That case will be in tomorrow’s numbers.

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

Around 62 percent of the cases identified in Victoria yesterday are in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

Around 85 percent of all active cases in Victoria are people under the age of 50, while nearly a quarter of the cases are people over the age of 20.

Of the COVID-19 patients in hospital yesterday, 88 percent are not vaccinated and 11 percent are partially vaccinated. Only one person is fully vaccinated.

There are currently more than 19,200 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

There were more than 900 published exposure sites in Victoria at noon today.

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 make a decision 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.

Update: wastewater tests

COVID-19 has been detected in wastewater taken from the following locations:

  • Surf Coast – Fairhaven and Aireys Inlet. Period of interest is September 7th to 13th.
  • Ballarat – There have been repeated discoveries since August 30th, some anticipated. Of particular interest are powerful and unexpected discoveries in the suburbs of Delacombe, Sebastopol South, and Bonshaw. The interest period is September 12-14.

The discoveries could be the result of a person in the area who has recovered from COVID-19 but is still shedding the virus, or it could be an undiscovered new case.

Anyone who lives, works, or has visited in these areas is 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

54,649 COVID-19 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

Test capacities are being increased in Ballarat.

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.

More information is available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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