Media release
10 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,487 – an increase of 10 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 787 men and 700 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 seven people are in hospital, including five patients in intensive care. 1,346 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,487 cases, there have been 1,224 in metropolitan Melbourne and 224 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

More than 154,000 swabs have been taken as part of Victoria’s testing blitz - helping us better understand how the virus is spreading in the community and providing the evidence to give us options when it comes to slowly easing restrictions.

The time it takes to complete a test is improving thanks to increased capacity but results generally take from 24 hours to three days from the time of testing to confirm the result. Fifteen laboratories are now analysing swabs - three public reference laboratories, nine public hospital laboratories and three private providers.

Today's confirmed cases also include one new case of COVID-19 at a Melbourne meat processing facility, taking the total number of cases in this cluster to 76.

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 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

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

STONNINGTON

91

3

BANYULE

87

3

MELBOURNE

80

9

BOROONDARA

65

4

GREATER GEELONG

64

1

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

61

2

BRIMBANK

58

16

CASEY

56

2

MORELAND

53

3

GLEN EIRA

48

4

PORT PHILLIP

49

2

WYNDHAM

47

13

MONASH

46

1

HUME

42

6

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

4

KINGSTON

26

0

NILLUMBIK

25

3

WHITEHORSE

23

1

YARRA RANGES

22

1

HOBSONS BAY

18

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

11

1

SURF COAST

10

0

BALLARAT

9

0

GREATER BENDIGO

9

0

MITCHELL

9

0

MACEDON RANGES

8

1

LATROBE

7

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

OVERSEAS

7

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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