Victoria was notified of five new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Four were locally acquired cases – one is an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.
There are 124 active cases in Victoria – 118 locally acquired and six overseas acquired cases.
There are 10 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. Two cases are in intensive care (including one case on a ventilator).
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,955.
There were four locally acquired cases yesterday.
All cases are linked to the current outbreak and all were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.
Today’s locally acquired cases are:
- Two are linked to Young and Jacksons, associated with a worksite where a confirmed case worked.
- One is a household contact from the Coolaroo cluster.
- One is a workplace contact of the Moonee Valley case
536 people were cleared yesterday as primary close contacts. Approximately 3,000 remain.
A full list of current exposure sites can be seen at Case alerts – public exposure sites.
The Department regularly manages exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, or if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures, or if they identify small, private locations – including smaller apartment or townhouse complexes.
We continue to ask every Victorian to check exposure sites regularly, as they are subject to change based on follow-up interviews and further investigation.
Update: Current restrictions
Restrictions were eased at 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 July. For more information on the latest COVIDSafe settings, visit COVIDSafe Settings.
Yesterday, 16,591 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.
The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,681,048.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended that select cohorts of adolescents aged 12-15 be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, including those with specified underlying medical conditions.
The Victorian Department of Health will work to implement this advice at its state-run vaccination centres.
There are now 50 open access vaccination centres operating across Victoria and in the coming weeks and months there will be more pop-up community vaccination clinics in operation.
Victoria’s online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment