Yesterday, 22,455 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,573,404.
92.3 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 79.1 per cent have had two doses. This excludes most recent Commonwealth data.
There are 747 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 135 of those cases are in intensive care, with 83 cases on a ventilator. Of the cases in hospital yesterday, 86 per cent were not fully vaccinated and of the cases in intensive care, 95 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
Victoria was notified of 1,355 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, Melton, Hume, Brimbank, Greater Geelong, Whittlesea, Moreland and Greater Shepparton.
There are 21,095 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 87,894.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 11 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 60s, 70s and 80s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,111.
Despite strong winds and storms forcing the closure of around 30 testing centres in Victoria, 68,484 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. Most testing sites affected by the weather yesterday are now back operating. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 13,280,583.
There are currently more than 75,200 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
Restrictions eased from 6pm last night, Friday 29 October, thanks to so many Victorians taking action to protect themselves and their community. For more information, visit and also see the current restrictions for Victoria in the Links and Contacts section below.
Advice for Halloween
With Halloween being celebrated tomorrow (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
- Encourage children to clean their hands with hand rub while “trick-or-treating”
- Homes should only offer individually wrapped treats
- “Trick-or-treaters” should stay outside of homes
- Ensure any Halloween parties follow the gathering rules of no more than 10 visitors to a home, per day.
Links and contacts
- Current restrictions in
- , including how to book and where to go
- Current list of
- Find your nearest
- Get $450 if you have to isolate after a test and other available
- Delivering the national plan -
- 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 . 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 30 October 2021