Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 23 July 2021

Victoria was notified of 14 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.


Victoria was notified of 14 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

All were locally acquired cases linked to the recent interstate incursions of COVID-19.

There were 158 active cases in Victoria – 146 locally acquired and 12 overseas acquired cases.

There were seven COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria yesterday. Two cases were in intensive care.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,879.

Update: Current restrictions

For current restrictions, see the Victorian Government’s statement, Extended lockdown and stronger borders to keep us safe.


Of the 14 new locally acquired cases, all have been linked to the current outbreaks.

Overall, 11 of the 14 new cases spent all of their infectious period in quarantine. Three cases spent some time in the community.

There have been a total of 146 cases in Victoria in the 11 days of this outbreak.

Of the 14 new community cases reported today:

  • Four are linked to AAMI Park.
  • Two are linked to Ms Frankie in Cremorne.
  • Two are linked to Trinity Grammar.
  • One is linked to the Phillip Island community outbreak.
  • One is linked to St Patrick’s Primary School in Murrumbeena.
  • One is linked to the Bacchus Marsh Grammar School.
  • One is linked to the City of Hume outbreak.
  • One is linked to the West Gate tunnel workplace outbreak.
  • One is linked to the Young & Jackson Hotel.

More than 21,000 primary close contacts have been identified by the Department.

There are a large number of people in isolation from AAMI Park and the MCG exposures sites. Many of the MCG primary close contacts will undergo day 13 testing today and tomorrow and will then go through clearance processes with the Department when they return negative test results.

Exposure sites are published at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

The Department regularly manages exposure sites that it doesn’t publish online, particularly if these sites represent lower-risk exposures, or if they have comprehensive record-keeping and contact tracing measures, or if they identify small, private locations.

We continue to ask every Victorian to check exposure sites regularly, as they are subject to change based on follow-up interviews and further investigation.

Update: Testing

Yesterday, the total number of tests processed in Victoria since the start of the pandemic exceeded eight million.

A total of 43,542 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

Since this outbreak started on 12 July, we have processed almost 470,000 test results.

In response to the current cases in Victoria, extended operating hours have been introduced at multiple testing sites.

See new and extended testing sites, where to get tested and expected wait times at Where to get tested.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 14,302 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,474,851.

Victoria’s online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment or you can ring the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Next week there are more than 35,000 Pfizer appointments available including almost 24,000 for Pfizer second doses. There is also good appointment availability in the regional centres of Geelong and Bendigo.

Information about Victoria’s vaccination centres can be found at Vaccination centres.

Update: Advice for household contacts of a Primary Close Contact

Information is available online for people who are household contacts of a Primary Close Contact.

View more at What to do if you’re a household contact of a close contact.

General advice

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.

The Department publishes expected wait times at testing sites as well as updated information about locations and hours of operation at Where to get tested.

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.

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
14 0 0 158 0 43,542 8,018,601


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


6,444 4.48

Reviewed 22 July 2021


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