Media release
13 April 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1281 – an increase of 13 from yesterday.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 14 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The total number of cases is made up of 669 men and 612 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

At the present time, there are 122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 40 people are in hospital, including 14 patients in intensive care. 1075 people have recovered. More than 70,000 Victorians have been tested to date.

Of the total 1281 cases, there have been 1022 in metropolitan Melbourne and 235 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses.

Under the State of Emergency people who don’t comply could also be taken to court and receive a fine of up to $20,000. Companies face fines of up to $100,000.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton today urged Victorians to remain vigilant and not erode the gains made in preventing the spread of the virus over Easter.

“Now is not the time for complacency. We still have a long way to go,” Professor Sutton said.

“While we are starting to see some improvement in the rate of transmission, that rate could climb quickly if we lose focus.

“We thank those Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.

“Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they’re in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so.

“Physical distancing will save lives. Everyone needs to comply with restrictions in place to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe.

“Our message is clear: if you can stay home, you must stay home. Stay at home, protect the health system, and save lives.”

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline for public information on COVID-19 which is 1800 675 398. Large numbers of calls will result in some delays and we ask Victorians for their patience as we work to manage the volume.

Further information is also available at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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.

Local Government Area  - Number of Cases

STONNINGTON - 88

BANYULE - 80

GREATER GEELONG - 61

BOROONDARA - 60

MELBOURNE - 59

MORNINGTON PENINSULA - 55

CASEY - 50

MORELAND - 49

GLEN EIRA - 47

PORT PHILLIP - 46

MONASH - 42

FRANKSTON - 36

MOONEE VALLEY - 36

HUME - 34

DAREBIN - 32

BRIMBANK - 31

BAYSIDE - 29

MANNINGHAM - 27

WYNDHAM - 27

YARRA - 23

KINGSTON - 22

WHITEHORSE - 22

WHITTLESEA - 22

NILLUMBIK - 21

YARRA RANGES - 21

MELTON - 18

GREATER DANDENONG - 15

HOBSONS BAY - 13

KNOX - 12

UNKNOWN - 12

CARDINIA - 11

MOIRA - 11

BALLARAT - 10

MARIBYRNONG - 10

SURF COAST - 10

WELLINGTON - 10

GREATER BENDIGO - 9

GREATER SHEPPARTON - 9

MAROONDAH - 9

MITCHELL - 9

LATROBE - 6

MOUNT ALEXANDER - 6

BAW BAW - 5

MACEDON RANGES - 5

MILDURA - 5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND - 5

WARRNAMBOOL - 5

BASS COAST - 4

BENALLA - 3

HORSHAM - 3

LODDON - 3

MANSFIELD - 3

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS - 3

SWAN HILL - 3

CAMPASPE - 2

HEPBURN - 2

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - 2

STRATHBOGIE - 2

WANGARATTA - 2

ARARAT - 1

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS - 1

CORANGAMITE - 1

EAST GIPPSLAND - 1

GANNAWARRA - 1

GOLDEN PLAINS - 1

MOORABOOL - 1

MOYNE - 1

MURRINDINDI - 1

WEST WIMMERA - 1

WODONGA - 1

YARRIAMBIACK - 1