Media Release
27 October 2020

For the second day in a row, Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus.

This is the first time Victoria has recorded two consecutive days of zero cases since 5-6 March.

The total number of cases remains at 20,341.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date 817 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (13 Oct 2020 – 26 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 2.8 and regional Victoria is 0.2. 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 (11 Oct 2020 – 24 Oct 2020) is six for metropolitan Melbourne and zero from 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.

The Department of Health and Human Services continues to work to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with 18,417 processed from that area since last Tuesday.

Testing sites open in northern metropolitan Melbourne today include:

  • East Preston Islamic College drive-through, 55 Tyler St, Preston, 24-27 October, 9am-5pm. Open to College staff and families
  • Croxton School, 159 Beaconfield Pde, Northcote, In-home testing for remaining close contacts
  • Broadmeadows Central Shopping Centre, north carpark, Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows, 9am–5pm.
  • Coolaroo Respiratory Centre, 512 Barry St, Coolaroo, 9am-5pm, people with symptoms only
  • Craigieburn Health Service, 274–304 Craigieburn Road, 9am–5pm.
  • Melbourne Airport, Terminal 4 Level 2 (Mercer Dve exit off Tullamarine Fwy), 9am–5pm.
  • Roxburgh Park Station, Thomas Brunton Pde (opposite Dosa Corner), 9am-5pm.
  • Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre, 75 Lakeside Drive, Roxburgh Park, 9am-12.30pm and 1pm-5pm.
  • Western Health – Sunbury Respiratory Clininc, 29 Timins St, Sunbury, 10am-5.30pm
  • Austin Hospital,145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, 8am–8pm
  • Banyule Health, 21 Alamein Rd, Heidelberg West, 10am–4pm.
  • Banyule Health, 14–32 Civic Drive, Greensborough, 9am–4pm.
  • Heidelberg West, mobile unit aligned to community engagement movements including at Malahang Reserve, 10am-5pm.
  • Northland Shopping Centre, Target carpark via Murray Rd, Preston, 9am–5pm.
  • CB Smith Reserve, 79 Jukes Rd, Fawkner, 9am–4pm.
  • Reservoir Leisure Centre, 2A Cuthbert Rd, Reservoir, 10am-5pm

There are six mystery cases recorded in the last 14 days (11 Oct 2020 – 24 Oct 2020) located in the following postcodes, 3029, 3047, 3073, 3081, 3128 and 3152.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4276 cases may indicate community transmission – no change since yesterday
  • 87 cases are currently active in Victoria.
  • 5 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,370 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 3,081,980 test results have been received which is an increase of 15,479 since yesterday.

Of the 87 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 85 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Two are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap. Both are in Greater Shepparton.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,944 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1201 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9700 men and 10,628 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3581, active cases: 7
  • There are 4 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • Northern metro region community (active 22, total 39)
  • Eastern Health Box Hill Hospital (active 5, total 15)
  • South-eastern community (active 3, total 9)

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.

Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398. Testing site details are available here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

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 2265 14
HUME 1668 13
BRIMBANK 2023 8
DAREBIN 663 7
BANYULE 451 6
MELTON 1153 6
MARIBYRNONG 594 4
GREATER DANDENONG 541 3
HOBSONS BAY 504 3
WHITEHORSE 217 3
GREATER SHEPPARTON 52 2
KNOX 166 2
MELBOURNE 881 2
MONASH 337 2
PORT PHILLIP 295 2
WHITTLESEA 1205 2
BAYSIDE 246 1
BOROONDARA 271 1
CASEY 1059 1
FRANKSTON 251 1
GLEN EIRA 232 1
MANNINGHAM 166 1
MOONEE VALLEY 814 1
MORELAND 1049 1
ALPINE 1 0
ARARAT 7 0
BALLARAT 58 0
BASS COAST 11 0
BAW BAW 16 0
BENALLA 3 0
BULOKE 0 0
CAMPASPE 10 0
CARDINIA 204 0
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 2 0
COLAC OTWAY 137 0
CORANGAMITE 3 0
EAST GIPPSLAND 7 0
GANNAWARRA 2 0
GLENELG 20 0
GOLDEN PLAINS 18 0
GREATER BENDIGO 100 0
GREATER GEELONG 366 0
HEPBURN 2 0
HINDMARSH 0 0
HORSHAM 14 0
INDIGO 1 0
INTERSTATE 97 0
KINGSTON 299 0
LATROBE 56 0
LODDON 5 0
MACEDON RANGES 57 0
MANSFIELD 10 0
MAROONDAH 104 0
MILDURA 6 0
MITCHELL 90 0
MOIRA 12 0
MOORABOOL 38 0
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 183 0
MOUNT ALEXANDER 9 0
MOYNE 1 0
MURRINDINDI 9 0
NILLUMBIK 136 0
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3 0
OVERSEAS 4 0
PYRENEES 3 0
QUEENSCLIFFE 2 0
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 11 0
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 2 0
STONNINGTON 260 0
STRATHBOGIE 2 0
SURF COAST 15 0
SWAN HILL 5 0
TOWONG 0 0
UNKNOWN 95 0
WANGARATTA 2 0
WARRNAMBOOL 13 0
WELLINGTON 16 0
WEST WIMMERA 1 0
WODONGA 2 0
YARRA 457 0
YARRA RANGES 250 0
YARRIAMBIACK 1 0
Total 20341 87