Victoria Records 797 New COVID-19 Cases and Eight Deaths, Tier 1 Exposure Sites Listed Near Geelong

Victoria has recorded 797 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths of people in their 60s, 70s and 80s, as the seven-day average for daily infections continues to fall.

There are now 14,131 active cases of the virus in Victoria, and 424 people have died in the state during the current Delta outbreak.

The new cases were identified from 53,527 test results received yesterday.

The state’s seven-day average for new cases has dropped to about 1,031, the lowest figure since the end of September.

It comes as the state continues to inch closer to its goal of having 90 per cent of the population aged 12 or older fully vaccinated.

That milestone, which will see mask and density rules relaxed across Victoria, is expected to be reached around November 24.

According to the Victorian health department, 87.4 per cent of that cohort is now fully vaccinated, and 93.1 per cent has had one dose.

There are 394 people in hospital with COVID-19, of whom 72 are in intensive care and 44 are on a ventilator.

The health department said a further 61 people are in intensive care but their COVID-19 infections are no longer considered active.

While that figure is a slight rise on the previous day’s figures, hospitalisations have been trending downwards overall since late October.

There were 7,191 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites yesterday, as well as more vaccinations at GP clinics and other venues.

Tier 1 exposure sites at Torquay, Geelong and Wonthaggi

Health authorities have listed more tier 1 COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria.

The government has stopped listing all exposure sites, instead only publishing the most high-risk venues publicly. Others are managed by contact tracers privately and through the Service Victoria check-in app.

Anyone who has been to a tier 1 exposure site at the specified time must get tested and isolate for 14 days if unvaccinated, or for seven days if fully vaccinated.

Check the list below for all of the exposure sites and times.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-16/victoria-records-new-covid-cases-and-deaths/100623046

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