Media release
13 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 278 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 15,863.

The overall total has increased by 217 due to 61 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 64 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 214 are under investigation.

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One woman in her 50's, two men in their 70's, two women and two men in their 80's and one man his 90's.

Four of the eight new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 275 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3068 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7866 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 664 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 37 in intensive care
  • 7493 people have recovered from the virus
  • More than 1,895,566 tests have been processed – an increase of approximately 20,951 since yesterday

Of the total cases:

  • 14,556 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 957 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 7636 men and 8156 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2073, active cases: 1140
  • There are 2018 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 201 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 184 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 153 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 131 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 119 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 108 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 99 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 89 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
  • 87 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 82 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee

In Victoria there are currently 84 active cases in residential disability accommodation.

  • Total Resident cases: 20; Total Staff cases: 64
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 59 (17 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded*): 24 (3 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 1

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 202 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 82 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
  • 61 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
  • 59 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 45 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 29 cases have been linked to Ausfresh in Broadmeadows

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 outbreaks totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.

* The Victorian Government last year transferred 547 disability residential homes and staff to five non-government providers which represents approximately 43 per cent of the accommodation market. Residents in these homes are NDIS clients, and these residential services are currently funded as part of Victoria’s annual $2.5 billion contribution to the NDIS. These homes are scheduled to be transferred to the NDIS by the end of the year. 

The total number of individuals receiving disability accommodation/respite services in Victoria is approximately 6,500.

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

Total confirmed cases (ever)

Currently active cases

WYNDHAM

1720

913

BRIMBANK

1614

886

HUME

1331

570

WHITTLESEA

988

553

MELTON

864

504

MORELAND

828

394

MELBOURNE

786

305

CASEY

697

354

MOONEE VALLEY

668

232

DAREBIN

487

274

MARIBYRNONG

468

256

BANYULE

400

128

YARRA

379

152

GREATER DANDENONG

332

198

HOBSONS BAY

305

167

GREATER GEELONG

295

172

STONNINGTON

235

75

BOROONDARA

217

67

YARRA RANGES

216

133

MONASH

213

85

KINGSTON

206

123

PORT PHILLIP

190

76

WHITEHORSE

170

77

BAYSIDE

168

110

GLEN EIRA

168

68

MANNINGHAM

154

69

FRANKSTON

151

77

CARDINIA

146

92

KNOX

129

67

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

121

43

NILLUMBIK

117

63

COLAC OTWAY

100

61

INTERSTATE

93

10

MAROONDAH

88

44

GREATER BENDIGO

73

52

MITCHELL

71

37

BALLARAT

49

24

MACEDON RANGES

49

29

LATROBE

43

28

GREATER SHEPPARTON

35

18

MOORABOOL

26

12

GOLDEN PLAINS

20

11

GLENELG

17

5

SURF COAST

15

5

WELLINGTON

13

0

BAW BAW

12

5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

4

HORSHAM

11

3

MOIRA

11

0

BASS COAST

10

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

2

MANSFIELD

9

5

CAMPASPE

7

2

ARARAT

6

0

MILDURA

6

1

OVERSEAS

6

1

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

LODDON

5

1

SWAN HILL

5

0

MURRINDINDI

4

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

3

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

WEST WIMMERA

3

2

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MOYNE

2

1

PYRENEES

2

2

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

1

ALPINE

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

INDIGO

1

1

QUEENSCLIFFE

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

251

208

Total

15863

7866