Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 21 March 2021

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.


Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

This is the 23rd day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired new cases of COVID-19.

There is one active case in Victoria, made up of zero locally acquired cases, unchanged since yesterday, and one overseas acquired case, a decrease of one since yesterday.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,483.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 1,369 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday at hospital vaccination hubs across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered in Victoria since the program started on Monday 22 February to 53,681.

Today marks the conclusion of the fourth week of the Commonwealth’s vaccination program in Victoria.

On 22 February, Victoria set a target of 40,000 vaccine doses to deliver by the end of the program’s fourth week. That well over 50,000 doses have been delivered is a testament to Victoria’s health professionals who have worked so tirelessly over the last month.

The new high-volume vaccination centres – the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and the Royal Exhibition Building – will commence their soft launch this week. We’ll be starting slow and steady at these high-volume sites, conducting dry runs over the first few days and ensuring all the systems and processes are safely in place.

Two high-volume vaccination centres are already in operation at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Sunshine Hospital.

Victoria is continuing to support the Commonwealth with their vaccination program, with further expansion of the program dependent on vaccine supply.

General advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. If you are experiencing any symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.

The Department is publishing expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get testedExternal Link .

There are no current active exposure sites in Victoria. A list of exposure sites is published at Case alerts - public exposure sitesExternal Link .

Travel permit applications can be made through the Service Victoria portalExternal Link .

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) VictoriaExternal Link .

Latest statewide numbers (data reported to 11:59pm yesterday):

Cases acquired locally Cases acquired interstate Cases acquired overseas Active cases Lives lost Tests processed yesterday Total tests since pandemic began
0 0 0 1 0 12,388 5,274,908

Number of permits issued

(Jan 11 - 8am today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours


14,208 9.9

Reviewed 20 March 2021


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