Media release
08 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,467 – an increase of 13 since yesterday.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 18 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.  Victoria’s last recorded COVID-19 death was on 28 April.

The total number of cases is made up of 778 men and 689 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 158 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 8 people are in hospital, including 6 patients in intensive care. 1,327 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,467 cases, there have been 1,209 in metropolitan Melbourne and 219 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

More than 127,000 tests have been completed with many more samples still being processed as part of Victoria’s testing blitz.

The new confirmed cases include eight new cases of COVID-19 at a Melbourne meat processing facility. After further investigation one existing case is now linked to the meat processing taking the total number of cases in this cluster to 71.

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 thorough contact tracing, identifying all close contacts, widespread testing and precautionary cleaning.

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 additional cases include four from pop-up testing sites as part of Victoria’s testing blitz.

“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.

“A record number of Victorians will be tested for coronavirus during these two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the state.

“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.
  • The confirmed cases (total) column is a cumulative total since 1 January.
  • 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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

STONNINGTON

90

3

BANYULE

87

5

MELBOURNE

78

9

BOROONDARA

65

4

GREATER GEELONG

63

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

61

1

BRIMBANK

56

18

CASEY

56

3

MORELAND

52

2

GLEN EIRA

48

4

PORT PHILLIP

47

1

WYNDHAM

46

14

MONASH

45

0

HUME

41

5

DAREBIN

38

3

FRANKSTON

38

2

MOONEE VALLEY

36

0

BAYSIDE

31

1

INTERSTATE

31

2

MANNINGHAM

29

0

YARRA

27

3

KINGSTON

26

1

MELTON

26

6

WHITTLESEA

26

4

NILLUMBIK

25

3

WHITEHORSE

23

1

YARRA RANGES

22

1

HOBSONS BAY

18

4

CARDINIA

16

3

GREATER DANDENONG

15

1

MARIBYRNONG

15

5

KNOX

13

1

MAROONDAH

13

2

MOIRA

11

0

WELLINGTON

11

1

GREATER SHEPPARTON

10

0

SURF COAST

10

0

BALLARAT

9

1

GREATER BENDIGO

9

0

MITCHELL

9

0

MACEDON RANGES

8

1

LATROBE

7

0

OVERSEAS

7

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

BAW BAW

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SWAN HILL

3

0

CAMPASPE

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MOORABOOL

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ARARAT

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

0

GANNAWARRA

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

1

1