Media release
05 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 76 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,479.

The overall total has increased by 64 due to 12 cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 22 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 54 are under investigation.

There have been 11 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One man in his 60’s, one man in their 70's, two men in their 80's, two women in their 80's, two men in their 90's and 3 women in their 90's. Six of the deaths occurred yesterday, while five occurred prior to yesterday. 

10 of today’s 11 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 661 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria. 

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4370 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of one since yesterday 
  • 1956 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 298 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 21 in intensive care
  • 16,784 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,372,112 test results have been received which is an increase of 15,820 since yesterday.

Of the 1956 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1820 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 102 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 31 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 3 are interstate residents 
  • Greater Geelong has 21 active cases, Greater Bendigo has six active cases and Ballarat has two active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,116 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1176 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9304 men and 10,144 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3287, active cases: 286
  • There are 944 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 219 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 215 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 206 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 162 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 127 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
  • 118 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury 
  • 117 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 116 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote 
  • 116 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North

In Victoria there are currently 24 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 12; Total Staff cases: 12
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 24 (12 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0 
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Key outbreaks with more than 20 active cases include:

  • 80 cases have been linked to Frankston Hospital (20 cases are still active)
  • 49 cases have been linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (21 cases are still active)

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 05/09/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2143

218

BRIMBANK

1942

202

HUME

1606

133

MORELAND

1013

128

MELTON

1099

120

DAREBIN

635

113

CASEY

971

100

WHITTLESEA

1192

90

MELBOURNE

880

81

HOBSONS BAY

442

68

BAYSIDE

246

62

MARIBYRNONG

576

60

GREATER DANDENONG

486

58

MOONEE VALLEY

768

51

KINGSTON

296

49

MONASH

304

38

PORT PHILLIP

277

36

UNKNOWN

79

31

YARRA

456

30

CARDINIA

200

29

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

186

24

COLAC OTWAY

120

23

FRANKSTON

228

23

GREATER GEELONG

360

21

YARRA RANGES

252

15

GLEN EIRA

208

14

BOROONDARA

258

13

BANYULE

437

12

LATROBE

54

12

MAROONDAH

105

12

KNOX

160

10

WHITEHORSE

199

10

MANNINGHAM

169

9

MITCHELL

85

9

MOORABOOL

40

8

STONNINGTON

248

8

GREATER BENDIGO

105

6

GREATER SHEPPARTON

50

4

NILLUMBIK

134

4

HORSHAM

13

3

INTERSTATE

103

3

MACEDON RANGES

58

3

BALLARAT

60

2

CAMPASPE

9

2

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

2

WARRNAMBOOL

13

2

BAW BAW

15

1

CORANGAMITE

3

1

MANSFIELD

10

1

PYRENEES

3

1

SURF COAST

18

1

ALPINE

1

 0

ARARAT

7

 0

BASS COAST

11

 0

BENALLA

3

 0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

 0

GANNAWARRA

2

 0

GLENELG

20

 0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

 0

HEPBURN

2

 0

INDIGO

1

 0

LODDON

4

 0

MILDURA

6

 0

MOIRA

11

 0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

 0

MOYNE

1

 0

MURRINDINDI

9

 0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 0

OVERSEAS

5

 0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

 0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

 0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 0

STRATHBOGIE

2

 0

SWAN HILL

5

 0

WANGARATTA

2

 0

WELLINGTON

16

 0

WEST WIMMERA

1

 0

WODONGA

2

 0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 0

Total

19479

1956