Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 8 September 2021

Victoria was notified of 221 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired.


Victoria was notified of 221 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. All were locally acquired.

There are 1,920 active cases in Victoria – 1,916 locally acquired and four overseas-acquired cases.

There are 120 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 33 of these cases are in intensive care, with 15 cases on a ventilator.

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 23,641.

Directions update

From 11.59 pm on Thursday 9 September, coronavirus restrictions will lift in regional Victoria (except for Greater Shepparton).

In addition, Victorians who have been residing in a NSW Local Government Border Area for at least the 14 days from Wednesday, 25 August to Wednesday, 8 September will be able to apply for a new permit exemption category to come home.

For more information, visit Coronavirus restrictions to lift in Regional VictoriaExternal Link .


Yesterday, a record 36,716 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 2,680,174.

Victoria is now less than 300,000 doses away from delivering one million doses in five weeks.

At 11.59 pm yesterday, new Chief Health Officer directions came into place requiring residential aged-care facilities to ensure their workers are vaccinated.

For more information, visit Information for workers required to be vaccinatedExternal Link .

More than 73,300 vaccination bookings were made yesterday.

Over the next seven days, there are more than 10,700 first-dose AstraZeneca appointments available.

Bookings can be made via Victoria's online booking system at Book your vaccine appointmentExternal Link , or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

All Year 11 and 12 students sitting VCE Unit 3&4 exams can book priority appointments for COVID-19 vaccination until Sunday 19 September. Booking information has been provided directly to eligible families.


Of the 221 local cases diagnosed yesterday, 98 were linked to current cases and outbreaks as of this morning. The remaining 123 cases are under investigation.

The following Local Government Areas recorded more than one newly diagnosed case yesterday:

  • 2 cases in Banyule
  • 5 cases in Brimbank
  • 5 cases in Cardinia
  • 5 cases in Darebin
  • 11 cases in Hobsons Bay
  • 78 cases in Hume
  • 2 cases in Kingston
  • 2 cases in Maribyrnong
  • 8 cases in Melbourne
  • 7 cases in Melton
  • 3 cases in Moonee Valley
  • 52 cases in Moreland
  • 2 cases in Mornington Peninsula
  • 2 cases in Stonnington
  • 4 cases in Whittlesea
  • 19 cases in Wyndham
  • 2 cases in Yarra Ranges

Data on Victorian coronavirus cases are available at Victorian Coronavirus (COVID-19) dataExternal Link .

Of Victoria’s active cases:

  • 285 are aged between 0 and 9
  • 305 are aged between 10 and 19
  • 498 are aged between 20 and 29
  • 315 are aged between 30 and 39.

There are currently 12,160 active primary close contacts in isolation in Victoria.

At midday today, there were 889 published exposure sites in Victoria.

For more information on each exposure site, including dates and times of exposure, please visit Case alerts - public exposure sitesExternal Link .

There may be occasions when the Department is unable to make contact with a business or residential premises before their listing as an exposure site. At all times, we take the decision of when to publish these sites in the interests of public health.

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


42,429 tests were processed in Victoria yesterday.

Getting tested as soon as you have symptoms will help health authorities identify new positive cases and provide proper care for your family.

If you are concerned about losing money from missing work, support is available – including the $450 test isolation payment. For more information, go to Financial supportExternal Link .

To find your nearest COVID-19 testing site, visit Where to get testedExternal Link . Operating hours and wait times will vary.

For more information, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 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
221 0 0 1,920 0 42,429 9,922,731

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


10,785 7.49

Reviewed 07 September 2021


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