Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 24 October 2021

Yesterday, 39,250 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.


COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 39,250 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,428,506.

91.2 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 73.7 per cent have had two doses. This excludes most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 787 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 146 of those cases are in intensive care, with 93 cases on a ventilator.

Of the cases in intensive care yesterday, 93 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

Victoria was notified of 1,935 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were local. The 10 Local Government Areas with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Cardinia, Frankston, Melton, Wyndham, Greater Dandenong, Whittlesea, Hume, Brimbank and Moreland.

All locations containing new cases are published at Victorian COVID-19 data.

There are 24,993 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 78,763.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 11 deaths yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,041.

  • A person in their 50s
  • A person in their 60s
  • Four people in their 70s
  • Three people in their 80s
  • Two people in their 90s

69,624 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 12,863,477.

There are currently more than 76,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.


Restrictions will ease again at 6pm on 29 October, thanks to so many Victorians taking action to protect themselves and their community.

For more information, visit Nearly There: Return To Normality With 80 And 90 Vax Rates.

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 27 October 2021


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