Media release
05 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1681 – an increase of three since yesterday.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 178 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission.

Currently seven people are in hospital, including one patient in intensive care. 1586 people have recovered.

Of the total 1681 cases, there have been 1393 in metropolitan Melbourne and 236 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases includes 890 men and 789 women. More than 542,000 tests have been processed to date. 

A case of COVID-19 was yesterday diagnosed in a student at Newbury Primary School in Craigieburn.

The student attended school on Friday 29 May while infectious but was not displaying any signs of illness at the time. The student became ill on the weekend and was kept home from school all week. 

The school will be closed today as the Department of Health and Human Services works with Department of Education and Training and the school to identify close contacts of the case.

Any close contacts of the student will be required to isolate for 14 days from their last exposure to the case. Close contacts will be asked to closely monitor their health for any symptoms.

A deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas will be conducted at the school.

Yesterday’s two other cases were detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

“Thanks to Victorians playing their part, staying at home and getting tested - we have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“Our message this long weekend is stay safe. That means continuing to maintain physical distance from others, practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, avoid crowds, be cautious and stay home and get tested if you’re unwell. If you don’t have to do it – don’t.

“If you do feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested. This includes fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.

“I know there are a lot of people wanting to attend the Melbourne Black Lives Matter protest in person this weekend and show their support. Unfortunately, now is not the time for thousands of people to come together, putting your and others’ health at risk. 

“We are still in the middle of a pandemic and this protest caries real risks for all Victorians, particularly those in vulnerable groups.

“The restrictions are there to save lives – I urge everyone to consider other ways to show support.”

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.
  • 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, 5 June 2020

LGA

Total confirmed cases (ever)

Currently active cases

MELBOURNE

108

11

STONNINGTON

94

0

BANYULE

91

1

BOROONDARA

73

3

BRIMBANK

73

8

CASEY

68

7

MORELAND

66

2

GREATER GEELONG

65

0

HUME

65

8

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

62

1

WYNDHAM

55

3

GLEN EIRA

52

1

MONASH

51

2

PORT PHILLIP

47

1

INTERSTATE

45

6

MELTON

43

2

DAREBIN

42

1

FRANKSTON

40

0

MOONEE VALLEY

38

0

WHITTLESEA

34

3

BAYSIDE

32

0

YARRA

31

0

MANNINGHAM

30

0

KINGSTON

26

0

NILLUMBIK

25

1

WHITEHORSE

25

1

YARRA RANGES

25

0

HOBSONS BAY

19

1

GREATER DANDENONG

18

1

CARDINIA

16

0

MARIBYRNONG

16

0

KNOX

15

2

MAROONDAH

13

0

GREATER SHEPPARTON

12

0

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

MITCHELL

10

1

MACEDON RANGES

9

0

SURF COAST

9

0

GREATER BENDIGO

8

0

LATROBE

7

0

MILDURA

6 1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

BAW BAW

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

CAMPASPE

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

MOORABOOL

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SWAN HILL

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

OVERSEAS

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

5

5

TOTAL

1681 74