Media release
07 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 191 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 2,824.

The overall total has increased by 164, after 27 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 37 new cases are linked to outbreaks and 154 are under investigation. No cases have been detected in a returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

There have been no deaths reported since yesterday. To date, 22 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

  • 438 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 772 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 35 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including nine in intensive care
  • 2,028 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 2,469 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 261 are from regional Victoria
  • Of the total cases, 1,481 are men and 1,319 are women
  • More than 979,000 tests have been processed to date

Of the new cases which have already been linked to outbreaks, the breakdown includes:

  • 13 cases relating to the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers, with the total now 69.
  • 12 new cases linked to the Al-Taqwa College outbreak, with the total now 90.
  • 4 new cases have been linked to the Northern Hospital in Epping, with the total now 9. This is made up of 8 staff and 1 household contact.
  • 1 case linked to Aitken Hill Primary School in Craigieburn, with the total now 10. The case is a household contact of a confirmed case.
  • The remaining new cases are linked to existing family clusters in Truganina, Patterson Lakes/Lysterfield, Fawkner and Sunshine West.

A new case has also been confirmed in a staff member at the Assisi Aged Care facility in Rosanna. The staff member did not work while infectious. Widespread testing of staff and residents at the facility will begin today. 

With case numbers continuing to increase rapidly Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said it was more important than ever for all Victorians – but particularly those in restricted postcodes, to follow the current health directions.

“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,” 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 the hot-zone 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.”

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 07/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

276

145

BRIMBANK

186

77

MELBOURNE

185

97

WYNDHAM

171

105

MORELAND

136

38

CASEY

125

20

MOONEE VALLEY

120

50

STONNINGTON

106

6

BANYULE

104

8

WHITTLESEA

89

36

MELTON

85

20

BOROONDARA

83

8

DAREBIN

72

16

GREATER GEELONG

70

2

INTERSTATE

65

2

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

64

1

MONASH

62

8

GLEN EIRA

60

 0

PORT PHILLIP

60

12

YARRA

56

19

MARIBYRNONG

50

21

FRANKSTON

42

1

MANNINGHAM

41

8

HOBSONS BAY

39

17

BAYSIDE

37

2

KINGSTON

35

1

WHITEHORSE

32

7

GREATER DANDENONG

29

3

NILLUMBIK

28

1

YARRA RANGES

28

2

KNOX

27

4

CARDINIA

22

 0

MAROONDAH

19

3

MITCHELL

19

7

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

UNKNOWN

25

20

Total

2824

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