Media Release
17 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 28 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,970.

The overall total has increased by 27 due to one case being reclassified.

This is the first time Victoria has recorded under 30 cases in a day since 24 June, when we reported 20 cases in the past 24-hour period.

Within Victoria, 14 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 14 are under investigation.

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One woman aged in her 60s, two men aged in their 80s and three women and two men aged in their 90s. Four of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Six of today’s eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 745 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 44.4 and regional Victoria is 2.9. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days. 

The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days is 83 for metropolitan Melbourne and one for regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4272 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of six since yesterday
  • 947 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 97 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 12 in intensive care
  • 18,217 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,535,134 test results have been received which is an increase of 14,247 since yesterday.

Of the 947 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 907 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap
  • 33 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap. There are no new cases in regional Victoria.
  • 5 are interstate residents
  • 2 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • Colac Otway has 16 active cases, Greater Geelong has three active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,591 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1201 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9523 men and 10,433 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3461, active cases: 143
  • There are 464 active cases relating to aged care facilities

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

  • 252 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 218 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 215 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 130 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 128 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 120 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 119 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently two active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 0; Total Staff cases: 2
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 2 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Non-aged care outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 33 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 34)
  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 15)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac (total cases: 20)
  • 9 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (total cases: 64)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (total cases: 16)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 16)

The Department is investigating cases linked to a ward at The Alfred Hospital and in aged care, a new case linked to Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court.

As public health work is undertaken throughout the day, outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreak totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.

Media enquiries:

Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Cases by Local Government Area

Please find the latest COVID-19 notifications by local government areas below      

Note:

  • Residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified.
  • This is not where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.
  • Numbers are correct as of 11.59pm last night but are subject to change as cases are followed up and data is analysed. This can include changes to residential addresses following case interviews. 
  • The last column shows the number of current active cases in an LGA.  Active cases are defined as someone who has tested positive, is currently in isolation and being monitored by the Department and who has not yet recovered.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2206

132

BRIMBANK

2001

123

CASEY

1038

79

MELTON

1138

75

HUME

1643

70

MOONEE VALLEY

796

48

DAREBIN

648

41

HOBSONS BAY

484

40

MORELAND

1035

39

GREATER DANDENONG

506

35

MELBOURNE

882

35

WHITTLESEA

1203

31

PORT PHILLIP

284

24

BAYSIDE

250

19

COLAC OTWAY

136

16

MARIBYRNONG

582

15

KINGSTON

305

13

GLEN EIRA

218

12

YARRA

460

9

CARDINIA

207

8

FRANKSTON

233

8

LATROBE

57

8

WHITEHORSE

205

8

BANYULE

437

7

MONASH

313

7

STONNINGTON

258

7

MANNINGHAM

168

6

YARRA RANGES

251

4

BOROONDARA

259

3

GREATER GEELONG

364

3

KNOX

161

3

MAROONDAH

105

2

MOORABOOL

40

2

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

183

2

NILLUMBIK

132

2

BAW BAW

15

1

GREATER BENDIGO

105

1

HORSHAM

14

1

MACEDON RANGES

58

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BALLARAT

59

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

BULOKE

0

0

CAMPASPE

9

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

CORANGAMITE

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

GREATER SHEPPARTON

50

0

HEPBURN

2

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MANSFIELD

10

0

MILDURA

6

0

MITCHELL

86

0

MOIRA

12

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

PYRENEES

3

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SURF COAST

18

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

TOWONG

0

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WARRNAMBOOL

13

0

WELLINGTON

16

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

69

2

INTERSTATE

104

5

OVERSEAS

5

0

TOTAL

19970

947