Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 5 November 2021

Yesterday, 14,255 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

05/11/21

COVID-19 Data

Yesterday, 14,255 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services. The total number of doses administered through state-run services is 4,666,621.

92.8 per cent of Victorians aged 16 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 83.3 per cent have had two doses. 92.3 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 82.0 per cent have had two doses. This excludes the most recent Commonwealth data.

There are 634 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 109 of those cases are in intensive care, with 73 cases on a ventilator.

Of the cases in hospital yesterday, 83 per cent were not fully vaccinated. Of the cases in intensive care, 95 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

Victoria was notified of 1,343 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, Whittlesea, Greater Dandenong, Melton, Latrobe, Greater Geelong and Cardinia.

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

There are 18,952 active cases in Victoria. The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 94,669.

Sadly, the Department was notified of 10 deaths yesterday of people aged in their 50s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Victoria since the pandemic began to 1,161.

66,155 COVID-19 tests were processed yesterday. The total number of tests performed in Victoria since the pandemic began is 13,611,031.

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

Updates

Travel Permit Zones

Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer has declared that from 11:59pm last night (Thursday 4 November), the ACT and all remaining orange zone areas in New South Wales have become green zones under Victoria’s travel permit system. 

This means, for the first time in more than six months in Victoria, all Local Government Areas in all States and Territories across Australia are green zones for the purposes of entering Victoria.  

Travellers, including workers, who are entering Victoria from a green zone face no testing or quarantine requirements, but are still required to obtain a permit from Service Victoria before they arrive to attest that they aren’t COVID-19 positive or required to isolate as a close contact.

Wastewater detections

COVID-19 viral fragments have been detected in wastewater samples taken from the following regional areas:  

  • Lorne – unexpected detection for the period from 31 October – 3 November
  • 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. 

For more information on wastewater testing, visit the Wastewater testing page.

Rapid Antigen Self-Test advice

Rapid antigen self-tests are now available for purchase by the general public. The Department of Health has published advice on how to use and interpret the results on the rapid antigen self-test page.

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 05 November 2021

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