Media release
1 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,653 – an increase of four since yesterday.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 168 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission.

Currently six people are in hospital, including one patient in intensive care. 1,560 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,653 cases, there have been 1,373 in metropolitan Melbourne and 234 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases are made up of 875 men and 778 women. More than 515,000 tests have been processed to date. 

One new case of COVID-19 has been linked to the outbreak at quarantine hotel Rydges on Swanston in Melbourne, with a case in a close contact of a worker bringing the current total of this outbreak to eight. 

Thorough cleaning of relevant parts of the hotel has been undertaken, alongside contact tracing, isolation and quarantine of close contacts. A full investigation is underway to review all possible causes of transmission within the hotel, including looking into links between affected staff and contractors. 

Of yesterday’s other cases, one was detected in returned travelers in hotel quarantine and two were from community testing. There are no new cases linked to any other known outbreaks, including the Keilor Downs family and any aged care facilities.

“Thanks to Victorians playing their part, staying at home and getting tested - we have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“Our low rate of community transmission means we have been able to ease some restrictions from today. 

“You can have up to 20 people in your home or in a public place. Restaurants, cafes and pubs can have up to 20 customers dine in, and businesses such as beauty therapists can see clients again.

“Although it’s tempting to rush out and book that weekend away or have your friends over, it is important that we use our common sense. In all your activities, be considered, be cautious and stay safe. And if you don’t have to do it – don’t.

“We need to continue to follow physical distancing rules and practice good hygiene – wash your hands regularly and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. 

“If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home. By doing the right thing, we can continue to keep one another safe. 

“And If you do feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested. This includes fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.” 

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.

LGA

Total confirmed cases (ever)

Currently active cases

MELBOURNE

107

13

STONNINGTON

94

0

BANYULE

90

1

BOROONDARA

72

3

BRIMBANK

72

9

CASEY

68

10

GREATER GEELONG

65

0

MORELAND

65

3

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

62

1

HUME

59

3

GLEN EIRA

52

2

WYNDHAM

52

1

MONASH

50

0

PORT PHILLIP

45

0

INTERSTATE

44

10

MELTON

42

1

DAREBIN

41

0

FRANKSTON

40

0

MOONEE VALLEY

38

0

WHITTLESEA

33

3

BAYSIDE

31

0

YARRA

31

0

MANNINGHAM

30

0

KINGSTON

26

0

NILLUMBIK

25

1

WHITEHORSE

25

1

YARRA RANGES

25

0

HOBSONS BAY

20

1

GREATER DANDENONG

18

2

CARDINIA

16

0

MARIBYRNONG

16

0

KNOX

15

2

MAROONDAH

13

0

GREATER SHEPPARTON

12

1

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

MACEDON RANGES

9

0

MITCHELL

9

0

SURF COAST

9

0

GREATER BENDIGO

8

0

LATROBE

7

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

BAW BAW

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

CAMPASPE

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

MOORABOOL

3

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SWAN HILL

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

OVERSEAS

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0