Media release
05 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1423 – an increase of 17 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 748 men and 675 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 143 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 12 people are in hospital, including six patients in intensive care. 1311 people have recovered.

Of the total 1423 cases, there have been 1166 in metropolitan Melbourne and 218 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

Almost 152,000 tests have been completed up until Sunday 3 May with many more samples still being processed following high testing blitz numbers over the weekend. 

The new confirmed cases include eleven new cases of COVID-19 at a Melbourne meat processing facility, taking the total number of cases in this cluster to 45. The department is working closely with the company, which agreed to close their facility for 14 days as a precaution to ensure all required steps are taken, including a thorough cleaning process. 

All staff have been tested or are in the process of being tested. All staff are being provided with further information about potential exposure to coronavirus in the workplace, symptoms and quarantine requirements.

The other six additional cases include one returned traveller in hotel quarantine, four others identified through the testing blitz and one still being investigated.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.”

“Up to 100,000 Victorians will be tested for coronavirus during these two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the state,” Professor Sutton said.

“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.

“We are 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.”

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 Area - confirmed cases

STONNINGTON - 89
BANYULE - 85
MELBOURNE - 74
BOROONDARA - 65
GREATER GEELONG - 63
MORNINGTON PENINSULA - 60
CASEY - 55
MORELAND - 52
GLEN EIRA - 48
PORT PHILLIP - 47
BRIMBANK - 45
MONASH - 45
HUME - 40
FRANKSTON - 37
DAREBIN - 36
MOONEE VALLEY - 36
WYNDHAM - 36
BAYSIDE - 30
MANNINGHAM - 29
KINGSTON - 26
YARRA - 26
NILLUMBIK - 25
WHITTLESEA - 24
MELTON - 23
WHITEHORSE - 23
YARRA RANGES - 22
HOBSONS BAY - 18
CARDINIA - 16
GREATER DANDENONG - 15
MARIBYRNONG - 14
KNOX - 13
MAROONDAH - 12
MOIRA - 11
WELLINGTON - 11
GREATER SHEPPARTON - 10
SURF COAST - 10
BALLARAT - 9
GREATER BENDIGO - 9
MITCHELL - 9
MACEDON RANGES - 8
LATROBE - 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