Victoria was notified of two new cases of COVID-19 yesterday – both are returned international travellers in hotel quarantine.
There were no locally acquired cases.
There were five COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria yesterday.
There were 51 active cases in Victoria – 33 are locally acquired and 18 are overseas acquired cases.
The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,685.
Update: Travel permit zones
On 17 June, the Chief Health Officer declared the NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs) of City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra as orange zones under Victoria’s travel permit system, effective from 11 June.
Today, the Chief Health Officer has also declared the following LGAs in NSW as orange zones, effective from 11:59pm tonight, 20 June:
- Canada Bay
- Inner West
City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra LGAs remain orange zones.
Orange zone permit holders must isolate on arrival, get tested, and stay isolated until they receive a negative result. Permit checks are in place for relevant arriving flights at Victoria’s airports.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Chief Health Officer advises against non-essential travel to Victoria from these areas.
Flight manifest data will be obtained from the National Incident Room to support direct contact with arrivals about exposure sites.
Victorian public health authorities continue to closely monitor the situation in NSW and QLD and will provide further updates as needed.
Two cases under investigation this morning were returned travellers who had completed Hotel Quarantine.
Test and serology results were suggestive of historic infections – which was subsequently confirmed by an expert review panel convened today.
Anyone who has who has visited an exposure site during the specified dates and times must follow the advice listed.
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 12,242 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.
This brings the total number of vaccine doses administered at state-commissioned services to 897,283.
Individuals due for their second dose of Pfizer (three to six weeks after their first dose) are encouraged to book online today or call the coronavirus hotline.
Individuals due for their second dose of AstraZeneca can also book, or walk-up to most sites without a booking. Check the website for walk-up sites and wait times.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advise that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred for people aged under 60 years.
In line with ATAGI’s recommendations, any person aged 60 years and over will continue to be offered the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at state vaccination centres.
If you have had a first dose of AstraZeneca with no adverse effects, the clear advice is for you to proceed with a second dose of AstraZeneca. This is safe and recommended by ATAGI.
Yesterday, there were 19,502 tests processed in Victoria.
More than 7 million tests have been processed in Victoria since the start of the pandemic.
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.
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|
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|
Reviewed 19 June 2021