Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 19 May 2021

Victoria was notified of one new case of coronavirus yesterday in an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.


Victoria was notified of one new case of coronavirus yesterday in an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

The case is a woman in her 40s.

There have been no new locally acquired cases recorded in Victoria.

This is the 82nd day in a row of no new locally acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,546.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 8,363 COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered yesterday by state commissioned services across Victoria.

This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered by the Department as of yesterday to 334,762.

Today, a new vaccination centre opened at Sandown Racecourse, managed by Monash Health.

A full list of opening hours and wait times at Victoria’s vaccination centres can be seen at Vaccination centresExternal Link .

Appointments can be made by calling 1800 675 398.

Update: Wollert COVID-19 case

Public health teams continue to manage the contacts of the COVID-19 case in Victoria that was acquired interstate.

All primary close contacts who have been tested have returned negative results.

Victorian public health authorities have re-classified Indiagate Spices and Grocery Epping and Woolworths Epping as Tier 2 sites, requiring contacts to isolate until they receive a negative result.

Close contacts linked to both sites are being released from quarantine as negative results are confirmed.

The Department is publishing expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get testedExternal Link .

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately.

General advice

Coronavirus (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.

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus VictoriaExternal Link .

Latest statewide numbers (data reported to 11:59pm yesterday):

Cases acquired locally Cases acquired interstate Cases acquired overseas Active cases Lives lost Tests processed yesterday Total tests since pandemic began
0 0 1 20 0 20,568 6,117,417

Number of permits issued

(Jan 11 - 7am today)

Number of permit applications processed in the past 24 hours Average # of permits issued per minute in the past 24 hours


16,924 11.75

Reviewed 18 May 2021


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