Yesterday, 16,209 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,652,156.
92.7 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 82.5 per cent have had two doses. 92.2 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 81.1 per cent have had two doses*. This excludes most recent Commonwealth data.
There are 660 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 114 of those cases are in intensive care, with 78 cases on a ventilator.
Of the cases in hospital yesterday, 84 per cent were not fully vaccinated. Of the cases in intensive care, 95 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
Victoria was notified of 1,247 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, Latrobe, Whittlesea, Glen Eira and Greater Shepparton.
There are 17,674 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 93,339.
Sadly, the Department was notified of 9 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 60s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,151.
Of the total number of deaths in the current outbreak, 83 per cent were not fully vaccinated.
50,180 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 13,544,876.
There are currently more than 74,900 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.
COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater samples taken from the following regional areas:
- Mansfield – unexpected detection for the period from 28 October – 1 November
- Aireys Inlet – repeated unexpected detections for the period from 24 October - 1 November
- Apollo Bay – unexpected detection for the period 26 October - 1 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.
Rapid Antigen Self-Test advice
- Rapid antigen tests can only tell you if you are likely to have COVID-19. In Victoria, a standard (PCR) test at a testing centre is still needed to confirm if you have COVID-19.
- If you test positive from a rapid antigen test, then you must isolate, get tested with a standard (PCR) test, and stay isolated until you get your results. It is important to get your test result confirmed by a PCR test to ensure your rapid test result is not a false positive.
- Most rapid antigen tests will provide you with a result in 15 to 30 minutes. It’s faster but less accurate than a standard (PCR) test. It’s best to use them when you have COVID-19 symptoms.
- If you test negative to COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test but have symptoms of COVID-19, you should still get a standard (PCR) test to be sure you are negative.
The availability and approval of this technology for use in the home is a big step forward, but please take extra care to understand the result and what steps you still may have to take.
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
- 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.
* From today, 4 November, the Department of Health’s morning COVID update tweet will publish the vaccination rate of Victorians 12 and over.
Reviewed 04 November 2021