Media release
08 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 55 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,615.

The overall total has increased by 41 due to 14 cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 31 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 24 are under investigation.

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. Two men aged in their 60s, two men aged in their 80s and three men and one woman aged in their 90s.  Five of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

Six of today’s eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 683 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

Today’s daily average case number for metropolitan Melbourne is 78.6 and regional Victoria is 4.9. The daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4344 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of 25 since yesterday
  • 1696 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 238 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 22 in intensive care
  • 17,175 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,412,092 test results have been received which is an increase of 8,704 since yesterday

Of the 1696 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1580 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 82 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 31 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 2 are interstate residents
  • 1 is an overseas resident
  • Greater Geelong has 16 active cases, Greater Bendigo has two active cases and Ballarat has one active case.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,251 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1178 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9357 men and 10,239 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3340, active cases:
  • There are 863 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 232 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
  • 120 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 119 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 117 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 22 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 10; Total Staff cases: 12
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 22 (10 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 18 active cases are currently linked to Frankston Hospital
  • 12 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer
  • 15 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac
  • 13 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station

The Department is investigating cases linked to Crocmedia in Southbank, eStore Logistics in Derrimut and at Opal Hobsons Bay aged care facility in Altona North.

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

BRIMBANK

1973

205

WYNDHAM

2157

203

MELTON

1113

111

MORELAND

1018

107

DAREBIN

643

90

HUME

1615

90

CASEY

978

87

MELBOURNE

882

72

WHITTLESEA

1190

65

HOBSONS BAY

451

64

BAYSIDE

247

56

GREATER DANDENONG

494

52

MARIBYRNONG

578

50

MOONEE VALLEY

776

49

KINGSTON

301

43

MONASH

307

36

PORT PHILLIP

279

30

COLAC OTWAY

122

25

YARRA

459

24

CARDINIA

203

22

FRANKSTON

229

16

GREATER GEELONG

360

16

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

184

16

GLEN EIRA

211

15

LATROBE

55

13

BANYULE

435

11

MAROONDAH

104

10

BOROONDARA

260

9

STONNINGTON

252

9

YARRA RANGES

252

9

MANNINGHAM

167

8

MOORABOOL

40

8

WHITEHORSE

200

8

KNOX

160

7

NILLUMBIK

133

6

HORSHAM

13

3

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

2

GREATER BENDIGO

104

2

GREATER SHEPPARTON

49

2

INTERSTATE

102

2

MITCHELL

85

2

BALLARAT

60

1

BAW BAW

15

1

CORANGAMITE

3

1

MACEDON RANGES

57

1

MANSFIELD

10

1

OVERSEAS

6

1

PYRENEES

3

1

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

1

SURF COAST

18

1

WARRNAMBOOL

13

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

CAMPASPE

9

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

12

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

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

UNKNOWN

78

31

Total

19615

1696