Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria – 8 April 2021

Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.


Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

This is the 41st day in a row that Victoria has recorded no locally acquired cases.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,484.

Update: Viral fragments detected in south-east wastewater catchment

Fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been recently detected in wastewater samples taken from a sewer catchment in Melbourne’s south east.

Anyone with even mild COVID-19 symptoms is urged to get tested, especially people who live in or have visited these areas from 4 to 6 April:

  • Clayton, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Springvale, Springvale South and Wheelers Hill.

Fragments of the virus detected in wastewater may be due to a person with COVID-19 being in the early active infectious phase or it could be because someone is continuing to shed the virus after the early infectious period.

Further information about the wastewater testing program visit Wastewater testing.

Update: Vaccinations

A total of 5778 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 129,537.

The Victorian Government is targeting the administration of 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at state commissioned sites by mid-May.

Travel permit zones

The Greater Brisbane area (City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region and Redlands City) remains designated an orange zone under Victoria’s travel permit system.

Byron Shire in NSW and Gladstone Region in Queensland also remain orange zones.

For more information about Victoria’s travel permit system, visit Victorian Travel Permit SystemExternal Link . To apply for a permit, visit Service VictoriaExternal Link .

The Chief Health Officer will continue monitoring the situation and will provide further updates as needed.

Travel advice

Non-essential travel to orange zones remains discouraged.

Everyone planning an interstate trip should be aware of our travel permit system, and what it will mean for you and your family if you’re in a location that gets designated an orange or a red zone.

Victorians know that this virus can move rapidly. We make decisions based on public health advice and sometimes that advice must be implemented quickly.

Exposure sites in NSW and Queensland

Queensland Health and NSW Health publish lists on their websites of high-risk exposure sites recently visited by positive COVID-19 cases.

Please view these websites and check them regularly to see if you have attended any exposure sites at the specified dates and times. If you visited any of these venues during the relevant times, please immediately self-isolate and call the Victorian Department of Health on 1300 651 160.

If you have attended a high-risk exposure site, you cannot apply for a travel permit and must instead apply for an exemption. Exemptions are limited and will only be granted in special cases.

Close Contacts from Queensland and NSW now in Victoria

We continue to work with primary close contacts associated with exposure sites. Only negative results have been received so far.

All are being supported to quarantine for 14 days following their exposure.

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 any symptoms, wear a fitted face mask when you get tested.

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 .

There are no current active exposure sites in Victoria. A list of Victorian exposure sites is published at Case alerts - public exposure sitesExternal Link .

For more information call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 0 0 0 13,291 5,514,126

Number of permits issued

(Jan 11 - 8am today)

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


19,834 13.77

Reviewed 07 April 2021


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