Media Release
19 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 21 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,034. 

The overall total has increased by 22 due to one case being reclassified.

This is the lowest number of new cases since 24 June, when we reported 20 cases in the past 24-hour period.

Within Victoria, 13 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 8 are under investigation.

There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One man in his 60s, three men their 80s, one man in his 90s and two women in their 90s. Two of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday. 

Six of today’s seven deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 757 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 39.3 and regional Victoria is 1.9. 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 64 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero 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:

  • 4274 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of 2 since yesterday 
  • 834 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 89 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 8 in intensive care
  • 18,379 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,562,996 test results have been received which is an increase of 11,952 since yesterday.

Of the 834 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 800 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap
  • 28 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap
  • 5 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 1 is an interstate resident 
  • Colac Otway has 12 active cases, Greater Geelong has three active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,641 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1197 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9552 men and 10,468 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3485, active cases: 123
  • There are 433 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 255 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 216 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
  • 121 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:

  • 26 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)
  • 7 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (total cases: 64)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 17) 
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to the Alfred Hospital (total cases: 7)

The Department is investigating a case linked to BlueCross Riverlea aged care facility in Avondale Heights.

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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 19/09/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

BRIMBANK

2031

127

WYNDHAM

2225

112

MELTON

1132

72

CASEY

1034

67

HUME

1644

61

MOONEE VALLEY

800

53

HOBSONS BAY

487

41

MORELAND

1037

39

MELBOURNE

881

30

PORT PHILLIP

286

23

WHITTLESEA

1199

23

GREATER DANDENONG

508

22

MARIBYRNONG

592

17

DAREBIN

645

16

BAYSIDE

250

15

COLAC OTWAY

136

12

GLEN EIRA

220

11

KINGSTON

306

11

CARDINIA

207

8

BANYULE

435

7

LATROBE

57

6

MANNINGHAM

167

6

STONNINGTON

254

6

YARRA

457

6

WHITEHORSE

207

5

MONASH

312

4

YARRA RANGES

250

4

BOROONDARA

260

3

GREATER GEELONG

363

3

KNOX

161

3

FRANKSTON

233

2

MACEDON RANGES

58

2

MAROONDAH

105

2

MOORABOOL

40

2

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

183

2

NILLUMBIK

133

2

BAW BAW

15

1

GREATER BENDIGO

105

1

HORSHAM

14

1

INTERSTATE

97

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BALLARAT

58

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

49

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

OVERSEAS

4

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

15

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

95

5

TOTAL

20034

834