Media release
06 July 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 2660 with 127 new cases reported yesterday.

The overall total has increased by 124, with three cases reclassified. 

Within Victoria, 34 new cases are linked to outbreaks, 40 new cases have been identified through routine testing and 53 cases are under investigation. No case has been detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

There have been two new deaths reported since yesterday. A man in his 90s passed away in hospital yesterday and the Department has just confirmed another man in his 60s passed away in hospital this morning. To date, 22 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 416 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 645 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, 31 people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including five patients in intensive care. 1992 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 2660 cases, there have been 2307 in metropolitan Melbourne and 260 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases is made up of 1397 men and 1244 women. More than 952,000 tests have been processed to date. 

Of the new cases which have already been linked to outbreaks, the breakdown is as follows:

  • 16 cases relating to the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers. These cases, plus existing cases on site that have now been linked to the outbreak, take the total number of cases to 53.
  • One new case linked to the Truganina family outbreak, a close contact of a known case, taking the total number of cases linked to the outbreak to 16. 
  • 14 new cases linked to the Al-Taqwa College outbreak, all previously identified school contacts. We have also linked some existing cases, taking the total number of cases linked to the outbreak to 77.
  • Two new cases linked to the Patterson Lakes/Lysterfield family outbreak, both close contacts of known cases, taking the total to 15.
  • One new case linked to the Camberwell Grammar School outbreak, taking the total to four. 

Other new cases of note:

  • One case in a healthcare worker at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, a close contact of a known case. 
  • One case in a healthcare worker at the Alfred Hospital. It’s believed the worker attended the site while infectious. Contact tracing is under way and the department is working closely with the hospital to ensure all appropriate public health actions are taken. 
  • One case in a worker from the Woolworths online fulfillment centre. It’s believed the person worked shifts while infectious and the contact tracing process is underway. 
  • One new case at the JBS abattoir in Brooklyn. All staff at the site are being tested and the department’s outbreak squad will visit today to ensure the appropriate public health actions are taken.
  • One new case at the Pacific Meats abattoir in Thomastown. The site has closed, and all workers will be tested.

The department is also investigating cases linked to Telstra Bourke St. Close contacts are in quarantine and the store has been deep cleaned. 

Today it was announced the border between Victoria and New South Wales will be closed from 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 July. 

With outbreaks occurring in public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington, the Victorian Government has implemented new measures to slow the spread of the virus amongst these communities. 

The nine towers involved are now closed and residents are required to stay in their homes at all times. This will be in place to ensure we can test every single resident. The lifting of this restriction will be determined by our success in testing and tracking this virus.

On the advice of our health experts, 3031, 3051, 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060 and 3064 postcodes must follow the Stay at Home directions until 29 July 2020. 

People who live in these restricted postcodes are only allowed to go out for four reasons: shopping for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving – including to be tested for COVID-19, exercise and study or work – if unable to work or study from home.

For people living outside these restricted postcodes, there are only four reasons to go into those postcodes: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise and study or work.

People who live in these postcodes cannot have visitors to their home, or visit other homes, except for caregiving or compassionate reasons, or receiving services.

Businesses and facilities in these postcodes that have reopened will again be restricted. Cafes and restaurants will only be able to open for take-away and delivery services. 

“Victorians in these locked down suburbs are being urged to do their bit in the fight against coronavirus – stick to the rules and get to a testing station,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“This virus is not selective, it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. More than 300,000 people live across these suburbs. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks.

“There is no excuse for not getting tested. We have people knocking on your door, coming to your neighbourhood – we are bringing the testing to you. There are also several drive-through and fixed sites where people can go.

“And no matter where you live, it remains critical to practice good hygiene in and outside the home – wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face,

“Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home. 

“Don’t take this disease lightly. if you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested. 

“If you have any fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste - stay home, don’t go in to work and don’t visit friends and family. Get tested and stay at home until you get the result.”

Media inquiries:

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 06/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

245

124

MELBOURNE

169

82

BRIMBANK

168

62

WYNDHAM

148

86

MORELAND

127

33

CASEY

120

16

MOONEE VALLEY

110

46

STONNINGTON

105

6

BANYULE

99

3

WHITTLESEA

84

31

BOROONDARA

81

7

MELTON

81

17

DAREBIN

70

14

GREATER GEELONG

68

 0

INTERSTATE

65

2

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

63

 0

GLEN EIRA

60

2

MONASH

57

3

PORT PHILLIP

57

9

YARRA

50

13

MARIBYRNONG

45

16

FRANKSTON

42

2

MANNINGHAM

39

6

BAYSIDE

36

1

HOBSONS BAY

35

13

KINGSTON

35

2

WHITEHORSE

30

5

GREATER DANDENONG

28

3

NILLUMBIK

28

1

YARRA RANGES

28

2

KNOX

26

3

UNKNOWN

24

19

CARDINIA

22

 0

MITCHELL

20

8

MAROONDAH

19

3

GREATER SHEPPARTON

15

1

WELLINGTON

12

 0

BALLARAT

11

 0

MOIRA

11

 0

GREATER BENDIGO

10

1

LATROBE

9

1

MACEDON RANGES

9

 0

SURF COAST

9

 0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 0

ARARAT

5

 0

BAW BAW

5

 0

CAMPASPE

5

 0

MILDURA

5

 0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

 0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

 0

BASS COAST

4

 0

OVERSEAS

4

 0

SWAN HILL

4

 0

BENALLA

3

 0

HORSHAM

3

 0

LODDON

3

 0

MANSFIELD

3

 0

MOORABOOL

3

 0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 0

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

 0

HEPBURN

2

 0

MURRINDINDI

2

 0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

 0

STRATHBOGIE

2

 0

WANGARATTA

2

 0

WODONGA

2

1

ALPINE

1

 0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 0

CORANGAMITE

1

 0

GLENELG

1

 0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 0

MOYNE

1

 0

WEST WIMMERA

1

 0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 0

Total:

2660

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