Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 29 October 2021

Yesterday, 20,361 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.


COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 20,361 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,550,912.

92.3 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 78.5 per cent have had two doses. This excludes most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 738 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 130 of those cases are in intensive care, with 85 cases on a ventilator.

Victoria was notified of 1,656 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All cases were local acquired except for one case that was acquired overseas. The 10 Local Government Areas with the highest number of new cases are Casey, Wyndham, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Melton, Brimbank, Whittlesea, Melbourne, Moreland and Cardinia.

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

There are 23,730 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 86,563.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 10 deaths yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,100.

  • A person aged in their 40s
  • A person in their 50s
  • Two people in their 60s
  • A person in their 80s
  • Five people in their 90s

Of the total number of deaths in the current outbreak, 70 per cent were unvaccinated, 14 per cent were partially vaccinated and 16 per cent were fully vaccinated.

70,180 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 13,212,099.

There are currently more than 75,200 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.



Restrictions will ease from 6pm today, Friday 29 October, thanks to so many Victorians taking action to protect themselves and their community. For more information, visit Victoria’s Roadmap.

Temporary closures of vaccination and testing sites

Several state-run vaccination and testing sites have been temporarily closed today due to strong winds and storm damage.

Please check the website on the links below to see which sites have been affected. Work is underway to get impacted sites re-open as soon as possible.

People with bookings at sites that have closed are being contacted and re-scheduled.

Advice for Halloween

With Halloween happening this Sunday, here are some simple safety tips to ensure your trick or treat activities can be performed in a COVIDSafe manner.

Children aged under 12 aren’t vaccinated so it’s important to maintain some basic COVIDSafe principles:

  • Keep your distance
  • Consider offering individually wrapped treats
  • Make sure any door knockers stay outside your home
  • Ensure any Halloween parties follow the gathering rules of no more than 10 visitors to your home, per day.

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 29 October 2021


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