Media release
02 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,371 – an increase of seven since yesterday.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 18 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The total number of cases is made up of 711 men and 660 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 141 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 12 people are in hospital, including seven patients in intensive care.  1,300 people have recovered. More than 129,000 tests have been undertaken.

Of the total 1,371 cases, there have been 1,116 in metropolitan Melbourne and 217 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

The Department is investigating eight confirmed coronavirus cases associated with a meat processing facility in Melbourne. All staff are being tested or are in the process of being tested. 

The department has worked closely with the company who agreed to close yesterday as a precaution for a short period. The company has been working with the department to ensure all required steps are taken, including a thorough cleaning process.

All staff are being provided with further information on potential exposure to coronavirus in the workplace, symptoms and quarantine requirements. 

The Victorian Government has announced a massive expansion of testing, which will help inform decisions about potentially slowly lifting restrictions ahead of the State of Emergency being reviewed on 11 May. 


“Up to 100,000 Victorians will be tested for coronavirus over the next two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the state,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.


“We’ve more than doubled the number of daily tests we’re conducting since the introduction of this blitz and these results will be reflected in coming days.


“The main aim of this increase in testing is to improve access and actively search for cases, allowing us to gain a better picture of this virus and make informed decisions for Victoria.


“Victorians have done a remarkable job sticking to the coronavirus restrictions, and by staying home have saved lives. We are now asking Victorians to again play their part and get tested if they have symptoms, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community. 


“People with common symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell – however mild – are encouraged to get tested. 


“Our daily case numbers are still low which is encouraging. They prove that our physical distancing measures are working but this is not a time to relax our strong approach – this disease can get away from you very quickly as we have seen overseas.”


There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Media inquiries

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

Cases by Local Government Areas

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.

Local Government Areas – confirmed cases

STONNINGTON - 89
BANYULE - 83
MELBOURNE - 73
BOROONDARA - 64
GREATER GEELONG - 63
MORNINGTON PENINSULA - 60
CASEY - 53
MORELAND - 51
GLEN EIRA - 47
PORT PHILLIP - 47
MONASH - 45
HUME - 37
FRANKSTON - 36
MOONEE VALLEY - 36
DAREBIN - 34
BRIMBANK - 33
BAYSIDE - 30
WYNDHAM - 30
MANNINGHAM - 29
KINGSTON - 26
YARRA - 26
NILLUMBIK - 23
WHITEHORSE - 23
WHITTLESEA - 23
MELTON - 22
YARRA RANGES - 21
GREATER DANDENONG - 14
HOBSONS BAY - 14
CARDINIA - 13
KNOX - 12
MARIBYRNONG - 11
MAROONDAH - 11
MOIRA - 11
WELLINGTON - 11
GREATER SHEPPARTON - 10
SURF COAST - 10
BALLARAT - 9
GREATER BENDIGO - 9
MITCHELL - 9
LATROBE - 7
MACEDON RANGES - 7
MOUNT ALEXANDER - 6
BAW BAW - 5
MILDURA - 5
SOUTH GIPPSLAND - 5
WARRNAMBOOL - 5
BASS COAST - 4
BENALLA - 3
HORSHAM - 3
LODDON - 3
MANSFIELD - 3
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS - 3
SWAN HILL - 3
CAMPASPE - 2
HEPBURN - 2
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - 2
STRATHBOGIE - 2
WANGARATTA - 2
ARARAT - 1
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS - 1
CORANGAMITE - 1
EAST GIPPSLAND - 1
GANNAWARRA - 1
GLENELG - 1
GOLDEN PLAINS - 1
MOORABOOL - 1
MOYNE - 1
MURRINDINDI - 1
WEST WIMMERA - 1
WODONGA - 1
YARRIAMBIACK - 1
INTERSTATE - 30
Overseas - 7
Unknown - 1