COVID-19 Update, September 2021

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17 September 2021
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COVID-19 Update – September 17, 2021

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Victoria recorded reported 510 new local cases of COVID-19 overnight, with just 124 of them linked to other cases. Nine of the cases were in regional Victoria.

There was one death and there are now 4,697 cases state-wide. More than 90 per cent of the new cases were in Melbourne’s west and north.

There are 208 people in hospital in Victoria, 49 in ICU and 32 on a ventilator. Only two of the cases are fully vaccinated.

There were 55,476 tests returned yesterday and 70 per cent of eligible people have now had a first dose of vaccine – meaning the easing of restrictions to begin, including small outdoor gatherings and a 10km travel limit.

NSW is expected to hit the 50 per cent fully vaccinated threshold today.

There were 1284 new local cases in NSW and 12 deaths.

The ACT reported 30 new local cases, 14 of them active in the community while infectious.

To book a vaccine go to:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

 

COVID-19 Update – September 16, 2021

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Victoria’s lockdown restrictions will be slightly eased tomorrow, with small outdoor social gatherings set to return.

The five-kilometre movement restriction will expand to 10 kilometres, outdoor gyms and skate parks will reopen and Victorians will be able to exercise for four hours per day instead of two.

The move comes as the state is about hit the 70 per cent first dose threshold.

There were 514 new local cases, 366 of them under investigation. Ballarat has entered a week-long lockdown after three more cases were reported there.

Yesterday, 41,758 vaccines were administered and 61,961 test results were returned in Victoria.

NSW reported 1351 new local cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths – ten of them unvaccinated.

There are now 15,000 cases in NSW after 129,266 tests were returned yesterday.

To book a vaccine go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

 

COVID-19 Update – September 15, 2021

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The state government will announce Victoria’s roadmap out of lock down on Sunday. It is expected small outdoor gatherings will be allowed from Sunday.  

Victoria recorded 423 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight and there were two deaths, bringing the total in this outbreak to eight and the total number of cases to 4,038. There are 149 cases linked to existing cases and 274 under investigation.

There were 41,856 doses of vaccine administered in state centres and 54,600 test results returned. A million doses of vaccine have now been administered in Victoria in less than five weeks.

Shepparton will come out of lockdown after three days with no cases but Ballarat will go back into lock down for seven days.

NSW reported 1259 new local cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths – ten of them unvaccinated.  

The state has reached its 80 per cent first dose threshold as the 9pm curfew has been lifted in the 12 worst affected Sydney LGAs.

The ACT has reported 13 new cases, eight active in the community while infectious, and New Zealand 14.

The UK will soon begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to the over 50s, frontline health workers and other vulnerable groups as it braces for a surge in cases in winter.

To book a vaccine go to  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

 

COVID-19 Update – September 14, 2021

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Victoria recorded 445 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight and there were two deaths – one a man in his 20s who died at home.

But the state is inching closer to its 70 per cent first vaccination dose target, with almost 67.5 per cent of Victorians aged 16 or over having received one shot.

Of the 158 people in hospital with COVID-19, 91 per cent were not vaccinated and eight per cent were partially vaccinated. Just one person was fully vaccinated,

There were 36,615 doses of vaccine administered and 42,694 test results returned.

The Victorian Government announced $22 million to go towards 20 pop-up community mental health services, with 90 clinicians providing counselling.

NSW recorded 1127 new local cases and two deaths. There have been 186 deaths since June.

The ACT reported 13 new local cases prompting a four week extension of the lock down - and New Zealand 15 new cases.

To book a vaccine go to:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

 

 

COVID-19 Update – September 13, 2021

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Australia is now vaccinating people at the rate of 1.8 million a week, according to the federal government.

Victoria recorded 437 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, with only 202 of them linked to existing cases. Four of the cases were reported in regional Victoria.

Victorians are now 40.8 per cent fully vaccinated and with 66.2 per cent of people with one dose.

There are now 3,507 active cases in Victoria with 157 in hospital, 38 in ICU and 26 on a ventilator.

Eighty-nine per cent of people in hospital were unvaccinated, 11 per cent have had one dose and none were fully vaccinated.

Construction workers will get priority access to vaccinations and the industry will be under greater compliance scrutiny to stop growing outbreaks in the sector that then spread across the city.

NSW recorded 1257 new local cases and seven deaths.

Parents and guardians can now make COVID-19 vaccine bookings online for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Access will be available for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines from next week and the Moderna vaccine will be available through the pharmacy networks.

To book a vaccine go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

COVID-19 Update – September 10, 2021

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Victoria has recorded 334 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, the highest number during the current outbreak - with only 149 of them linked to existing cases.

There was one death now there are 2,426 active cases of COVID-19 across Victoria after 42,998 tests were returned and 39,027 vaccines administered.

There are now 127 people in hospital in Victoria, up 16 on yesterday’s figure, 90 per cent of whom have not had any vaccine. The other 10 per cent have had just one jab.

NSW recorded 1542 new local cases and nine deaths as Premier Gladys Berejiklian scrapped her daily press conferences.

Queensland recorded one new case resulting in the closure of a school.

US President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new vaccine requirements that will affect almost 100 million Americans, declaring he has run out of patience for people who refuse to take advantage of free and highly effective vaccines.

To book a vaccine go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

COVID-19 Update – September 9, 2021

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Victoria has recorded 324 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, with only 107 of them linked to existing cases.

There are now 2166 active cases of COVID-19 across Victoria after 54,242 tests were returned and a record 36,604 vaccines administered.

Half the new cases are in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and a third in the western suburbs.

There are 111 Victorian in hospital, 32 in ICU and 19 on ventilators.

NSW recorded 1405 new local cases and five deaths.

Fully vaccinated Sydneysiders will be able to go to hospitality venues by the end of October and some parts of NSW will have restrictions eased on Saturday.

The ACT recorded 15 new cases and Queensland one new case.

To book a vaccine go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

COVID-19 Update – September 8, 2021

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Victoria has recorded 221 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, 98 of them linked to existing cases.

There are now 1920 active cases of COVID-19 across Victoria after 42,429 tests were returned and 36,716 vaccines administered.

More than 62 per cent of eligible Victorians now have one dose of vaccine and almost 39 per cent have two doses.

There are 120 people in hospital, 33 in ICU and 15 on a ventilator; with 86 per cent of cases under 50 and 87 per cent not vaccinated. None of the hospital cases are fully vaccinated.

Six people have been fined after an illegal gathering at a synagogue in Melbourne’s south east yesterday.

NSW recorded 1480 new local cases and nine deaths.

The ACT recorded 20 new cases and Queensland no new cases.

To book a vaccine go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

COVID-19 Update – September 7, 2021

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Victoria’s has recorded 246 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight for the second day in a row.

Ninety cases are linked to known outbreaks and there are 156 mystery cases.

There are now 1786 active cases of COVID-19 across Victoria after 43,858 tests were returned and 32,300 tests were returned yesterday.

The cases were largely found in Hume, Moreland, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Hobsons’ Bay, Darebin, Brimbank and Melton – all with low levels of vaccinations.

There are 110 people in hospital, 30 in ICI and 14 on ventilators. Those on ventilators are aged 17 to 76.

Now, 61.4 per cent of Victorians have a first dose of vaccines.

NSW recorded 1220 new local COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths after 100745 tests were returned yesterday.

There are 192 people in ICU in NSW and 75 on a ventilator. There are 74 per cent of people in NSW with a first dose of a vaccine.

The ACT recorded 19 new cases and Queensland no new cases.

To book a vaccine go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites


 

COVID-19 Update – September 6, 2021

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Victoria has recorded 246 new local cases of COVID-19 overnight – the figure is up from yesterday’s 183 local cases and the highest number of daily cases in more than a year.

There are 121 cases linked to existing outbreaks and 125 mystery cases with over a thousand exposure sites.

There are now 1619 active cases of COVID-19 across Victoria after 42,248 tests were returned and 26,955 vaccines administered.

Bookings for vaccinations for Year 12 students open today.

There are 92 people in hospital with 67 of them not vaccinated although eligible and 10 partly vaccinated. Eighty-seven per cent of the cases are people under 50

New data shows Victoria could hit the 70 per cent first dose mark by September 18, triggering some easing of restrictions.

The State Government announced subsidies for landlords to prevent the eviction of private tenants who have lost work because of the pandemic and also an extension of the COVID homeless program which has put 1100 homeless people in permanent housing and 1600 in temporary hotel accommodation.

NSW recorded 1281 locally acquires cases and five deaths. There are 11,000 cases in NSW, 1.071 in hospital, 177 in ICU and 67 on a ventilator.

The state is expected to reach its peak number of cases in the next week.

750,000 vaccines have been administered in the past week in NSW.

To book a vaccine go to:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

COVID-19 Update – September 3, 2021

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Victoria has recorded 208 new local cases of COVID-19 overnight – the highest case number in more than a year.

Ninety-six cases have been connected to existing cases and 112 are being investigated. There was one more death overnight.

There is now a total of 1,180 cases across the state after 48,572 tests were returned yesterday and 33,511 vaccines administered.

NSW recorded its worst day of the pandemic with 12 deaths and 1,431 new local COVID-19 cases. 

The ACT reported 18 new local cases, 13 linked to existing cases, and Queensland no new cases.

The federal government has announced the arrival of another four million doses of Pfizer vaccine from the UK.

To book a vaccine go to:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

COVID-19 Update – September 2, 2021

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Victoria recorded 176 new local cases of COVID-19 with 93 under investigation – the highest case number of the current outbreak.

There are now 1029 active cases across the state after 48,372 COVID tests were returned yesterday and a record 100,000 vaccines administered.

The new numbers came after Victoria yesterday adopted a new strategy to suppress cases to buy time to get people vaccinated. Restrictions will largely remain over the next few weeks.

The plan is to reach a 70 per cent first dose level by September 23 when restrictions on travel limits, exercise time and outdoor gyms and equipment will be eased.

There are 61 people in Victoria hospitals with COVID, 20 in ICU and 13 on ventilators.

NSW recorded 1,288 new local COVID-19 cases and seven deaths 

Seven million vaccinations have now been delivered in NSW, amounting to 70 per cent of first doses administered. 

Queensland has recorded one new case on the Gold Coast, a truck driver who may have been active in the community for five days. Another family has been quarantined after it was believed they travelled to Melbourne.

To book a vaccine go to:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

 

 

COVID-19 Update – September 1, 2021

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Victoria’s COVID case numbers will continue to rise, Premier Daniel Andrews has said. The state will now adopt a strategy to suppress cases to buy time to get people vaccinated. Restrictions will largely remain over the next few weeks.

The plan is to reach a 70 per cent first dose level by September 23 when restrictions on travel limits, exercise time and outdoor gyms and equipment will be eased.

But Victoria’s ban on playgrounds will be scrapped as the government starts to reveal a road map out of the pandemic.

But the 9pm to 5am curfew will stay to deter illegal gatherings.

Victorian recorded 120 new local cases with 56 under investigation – the highest case number since last September. Only 20 were in isolation. Two women died from COVID-19 in their homes.

There were 33,455 vaccines were administered yesterday and 56,051 tests returned.

There are now 900 cases across the state – the highest number since August last year.

There 58 Victorians in hospital, 21 in ICU and 14 on ventilators.

NSW recorded 1,116 new local cases of COVID-19 overnight and four more deaths after 173,913 tests were returned.

There are now 917 COVID cases in hospital, 150 in ICU and 66 on a ventilator.

The ACT recorded 23 new cases and New Zealand 75.

To book a vaccine go to:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment   or phone: 1800 571 121

See more information and advice here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update 

See exposure sites here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

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