Victoria was notified of eight new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.
Five were locally acquired cases linked to the current outbreak and three cases are international travellers in hotel quarantine.
There were six COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria yesterday.
There are active cases in Victoria – 38 are locally acquired and 17 are overseas acquired cases.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,677.
Four cases are linked to the Southbank outbreak, including two announced yesterday. The two additional cases are household contacts of a positive case and have been quarantining during their infectious period.
One positive case has been detected in a nurse working with COVID-positive patients at Epping Private.
The only patients currently in this facility are the three residents from Arcare Maidstone.
Nine staff members at Epping Private have been identified as Tier 1 PCCs and will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
All other staff have been tested and will need to return a negative test before returning to work.
The case also worked at a medical ward at the Northern Hospital on 11 and 12 June.
A strong public health response has been established around this exposure.
Initially, 22 staff have been identified as Tier 1 Primary Close Contacts and will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
All other staff in the affected section of the hospital are being tested.
Further contact tracing and public health risk assessment is underway to identify other affected exposure sites.
The Department also manages a number of exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, if they have comprehensive record keeping and contact tracing measures in place, or if they identify small, private locations.
Exposure sites are regularly reviewed based on intelligence and evidence, following case interviews.
Yesterday 14,870 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.
This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered at state-commissioned services to 831,856.
Over 1.8 million doses have been administered across state, general practice and Commonwealth programs.
Victorians awaiting their second dose are encouraged to book online today or call the coronavirus hotline.
Only through extensive testing can we be certain we are rapidly identifying all COVID-19 cases in Victoria.
Yesterday 17,538 tests were processed.
Update: Eased restrictions
From 11.59pm tomorrow, 17 June, restrictions will further ease on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.
COVID-19 symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. If you are experiencing symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.
Cases locally acquired
Cases acquired interstate
Cases acquired overseas
Tests processed yesterday
Total tests since pandemic began
Number of permits issued
(Jan 11 –;7am today)
Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hour
Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours
Reviewed 15 June 2021