Yesterday, 10,708 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,758,192.
93.4 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 87.4 per cent have had two doses. 93.0 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 86.4 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.
There are 405 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 77 of those cases are in intensive care, with 51 cases on a ventilator. Of those in hospital, 74 per cent were not fully vaccinated, and of those in ICU, 93 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
Victoria was notified of 1,221 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, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Brimbank, Melton, Melbourne, Port Phillip, Glen Eira and Whittlesea.
There are 16,671 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 103,760.
Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of four deaths of people aged in their 60s, 70s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,222.
60,818 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 14,092,812.
There are currently more than 78,580 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
Resumption of elective surgery
From yesterday, private hospitals in Ballarat, Shepparton, Latrobe, and Bendigo can perform elective surgery at up to 50 per cent capacity per week at each facility.
From Monday 15 November, private hospitals in Geelong and metropolitan Melbourne can resume elective surgery up to 50 per cent capacity per week at each facility.
COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater samples taken from the following regional areas:
- Stawell – repeated unexpected detections between 28 October and 11 November
- Lorne – repeated unexpected detections between 31 October and 10 November
- Hamilton – unexpected detection for the period 7-11 November
- Barwon Heads – unexpected detection for the period 7–10 November
- Nhill – unexpected detection for the period 7–10 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.
Workplace vaccination deadlines
From today, all employees and contractors working on Victorian construction sites must be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine 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.
Links and contacts
- Current restrictions in
- , including how to book and where to go
- Current list of
- Find your nearest
- Information on
- Financial is available if you have to isolate after a test, including a $450 payment
- The Commonwealth’s
- How to get your
- What to do if you have
- What to do if you are a of a person diagnosed with COVID-19
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 13 November 2021