Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 12 November 2021

Yesterday, 9,584 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

12/11/21

COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 9,584 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,746,975.

93.3 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 86.9 per cent have had two doses. 92.9 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 85.9 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 426 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 82 of those cases are in intensive care, with 50 cases on a ventilator. Of those in hospital, 76 per cent were not fully vaccinated, and of those in ICU, 93 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

Victoria was notified of 1,115 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were locally acquired. The 10 Local Government Areas with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Wyndham, Hume, Melton, Greater Dandenong, Port Phillip, Brimbank, Glen Eira, Melbourne and Stonnington.

All locations containing new cases will be published today at Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are 16,098 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 102,552.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of nine deaths of people aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,218.

67,925 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 14,031,994.

There are currently more than 77,760 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

Updates

Wastewater detections

COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater samples taken from the following regional areas:

  • Barwon Heads – unexpected detection for the period 7–10 November
  • Nhill – unexpected detection for the period 7–10 November
  • Stawell – repeated unexpected detections between 28 October and 10 November
  • Lorne – repeated unexpected detections between 31 October and 10 November.

The detections could be an undiscovered new case or cases or could be 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 in, works in or has visited the areas above is urged to watch for the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop.

For more information on wastewater testing, visit the Wastewater testing page.

Vaccination deadlines approaching

All employees and contractors working on Victorian construction sites must be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by Saturday 13 November to be eligible to continue working on site.

The second-dose deadline is also approaching for workers in Victoria’s residential aged-care facilities, who must be fully vaccinated by Monday 15 November.

Exceptions apply to workers with a medical exemption.

To access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Victoria, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria website or call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also call the Victorian Aboriginal COVID Information Line on 1800 312 911. Callers will speak with Aboriginal staff who can answer questions about COVID-19 and direct them to relevant support services. The information line is open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

Reviewed 12 November 2021

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