Media release
09 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,477 – a net increase of 10 since yesterday.

Eleven new cases were identified yesterday, but a separate case previously included in the Victorian total has been reclassified.

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 784 men and 693 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There have been 157 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 7 people are in hospital, including 6 patients in intensive care. 1,336 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,477 cases, there have been 1,217 in metropolitan Melbourne and 222 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

More than 145,000 swabs have been taken as part of Victoria’s testing blitz.

One of today’s cases is associated with McDonald’s in Fawkner, taking the number of cases associated with the facility to two. The first staff member who tested positive had not attended work while infectious, but a second staff member tested positive yesterday after working one shift.

We are working closely with McDonald’s to ensure appropriate public health actions have been taken. McDonalds closed the store yesterday, for at least three days, to undertake a deep clean. All close contacts have been contacted by the department and will remain in quarantine for 14 days.

The department is working with McDonald’s to advise, as a precaution, that widespread staff testing is undertaken. Staff are being provided with further information on potential exposure to coronavirus in the workplace, including on symptoms and other actions to take.

There is no evidence COVID-19 can be transmitted to people through food or packaging, and the risk of anyone visiting the McDonalds contracting the virus is very low.

However, anyone with even mild symptoms should get tested and self-isolate until the results are known.

Today’s confirmed cases also include four new cases of COVID-19 at a Melbourne meat processing facility, taking the total number of cases in this cluster to 75.

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.

“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 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

91

3

BANYULE

87

4

MELBOURNE

78

9

BOROONDARA

65

4

GREATER GEELONG

63

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

61

2

BRIMBANK

57

19

CASEY

56

2

MORELAND

53

3

GLEN EIRA

48

4

PORT PHILLIP

47

1

WYNDHAM

46

13

MONASH

45

0

HUME

42

5

DAREBIN

38

3

FRANKSTON

38

2

MOONEE VALLEY

36

0

BAYSIDE

31

0

INTERSTATE

31

2

MANNINGHAM

29

0

YARRA

29

5

MELTON

27

7

WHITTLESEA

27

5

KINGSTON

26

1

NILLUMBIK

25

3

WHITEHORSE

23

1

YARRA RANGES

22

1

HOBSONS BAY

19

3

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

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

OVERSEAS

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

UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

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