Coronavirus update for Victoria – Tuesday 3 August 2021

Victoria was notified of five new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Four were locally acquired cases – one is an overseas traveller in hotel quarantine.

There are 124 active cases in Victoria – 118 locally acquired and six overseas acquired cases.

There are 10 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. Two cases are in intensive care (including one case on a ventilator).

The total number of confirmed cases in Victoria since the beginning of the pandemic is 20,955.

Update: Outbreaks

There were four locally acquired cases yesterday.

All cases are linked to the current outbreak and all were in quarantine throughout their infectious period.

Today’s locally acquired cases are:

  • Two are linked to Young and Jacksons, associated with a worksite where a confirmed case worked.
  • One is a household contact from the Coolaroo cluster.
  • One is a workplace contact of the Moonee Valley case

536 people were cleared yesterday as primary close contacts. Approximately 3,000 remain.

A full list of current exposure sites can be seen 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 – including smaller apartment or townhouse complexes.

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: Current restrictions

Restrictions were eased at 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 July. For more information on the latest COVIDSafe settings, visit COVIDSafe Settings.

Update: Vaccinations

Yesterday, 16,591 vaccine doses were administered by Victoria’s state-commissioned services.

The total number of doses administered through these services is 1,681,048.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended that select cohorts of adolescents aged 12-15 be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, including those with specified underlying medical conditions.

The Victorian Department of Health will work to implement this advice at its state-run vaccination centres.

There are now 50 open access vaccination centres operating across Victoria and in the coming weeks and months there will be more pop-up community vaccination clinics in operation.

Victoria’s online booking system is now live at Book your vaccine appointment

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