Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 28 November 2021

Yesterday, 3,358 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

28/11/21

COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 3,358 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,842,149.

93.8 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 90.7 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 283 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria - 44 active cases and 53 cleared cases are in intensive care, with 20 cases on a ventilator.

Victoria was notified of 1,061 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, Hume, Wyndham, Brimbank, Melton, Whittlesea, Port Phillip. Greater Geelong, Darebin and Moreland.

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

There are 11,331 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 119,815.

Sadly, the Department was notified yesterday of four deaths of people aged in their 60s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,322.

52,930 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 15,031,649.

There are currently more than 36,000 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

Updates

New COVID-19 variant of concern

In response to the new Omicron B.1.1.529 COVID-19 variant of concern, Victorian health authorities are working with our Commonwealth and state and territory colleagues to better understand the potential implications of this new variant and which mitigation strategies are required to keep Australians protected.

As of 11.59pm Saturday 28 November, anyone arriving in Victoria who has been in one of nine southern African countries in the past 14 days will be required to undertake 14 days’ hotel quarantine.

All new vaccinated arrivals into Victoria from countries other than the nine countries must quarantine at home for 72 hours. This also applies to unvaccinated children under 12 years old, and unaccompanied minors, and anyone medically exempt from vaccination.

For more information visit New public health rules for overseas travellers to Victoria

COVID-19 vaccination booster doses

The Commonwealth is leading the COVID-19 vaccination booster program across Australia and doses can now be booked online.

Anyone aged 18 years and over, who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago, is encouraged to get a COVID-19 booster now. Those who completed a primary vaccination course overseas with a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration can also get a booster dose.

Booster doses are available from GPs, pharmacists and from Victorian vaccination centres.

People can call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or use the online booking system to book a booster dose appointment, or walk-in to a vaccination centre.

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 28 November 2021

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