Media release
13 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1514, with seven new cases since yesterday.

Two previously reported positive cases have been reclassified and removed from the overall total.

There were no new deaths reported. To date, 18 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 164 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently nine people are in hospital, including six patients in intensive care. 1385 people have recovered.

Of the total 1514 cases, there have been 1250 in metropolitan Melbourne and 226 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 799 men and 715 women.

More than 273,000 tests have been taken to date, and some swabs are still being processed as part of Victoria’s testing blitz. 

Of the seven new cases detected, two were returned travellers in mandatory hotel quarantine, two were associated with outbreak investigation, and three were identified through testing by their doctor. 

One previously reported case and two of the new cases have been linked to the McDonald’s Restaurant outbreak in Fawkner, taking the total number of cases in this outbreak to six. Ninety-two employees have been tested as a precaution. McDonald’s closed the restaurant to undertake a deep clean. All close contacts of confirmed cases have been contacted by the department and will remain in quarantine for 14 days. 

Three previously reported cases have now been linked to the outbreak at a Melbourne meat processing facility, taking the total number of cases in this outbreak to 88. 

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.

“From midnight last night, restrictions around some activities have been relaxed in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.”

“These decisions were taken following the results of our extraordinary testing blitz, that saw more than 160,000 Victorians tested in two weeks, which informed the decision to recommend these new relaxed orders.

“While it is encouraging that we can begin a cautious path to normalcy, this is not an invitation to indulge in potential risky behaviors.  We must maintain physical distancing and act in a commonsense way to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this terrible disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have relaxed their stringent regulations.

“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.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort 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.

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)

BRIMBANK

59

17

WYNDHAM

51

11

MELBOURNE

82

8

HUME

45

8

WHITTLESEA

31

7

MELTON

30

7

YARRA

29

5

BOROONDARA

65

4

MORELAND

56

4

GLEN EIRA

49

4

MARIBYRNONG

16

4

HOBSONS BAY

19

3

MAROONDAH

14

3

STONNINGTON

91

2

BANYULE

88

2

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

61

2

PORT PHILLIP

48

2

DAREBIN

38

2

INTERSTATE

31

2

YARRA RANGES

23

2

CASEY

56

1

MONASH

46

1

FRANKSTON

38

1

MOONEE VALLEY

37

1

NILLUMBIK

25

1

WHITEHORSE

23

1

GREATER SHEPPARTON

11

1

WELLINGTON

11

1

BALLARAT

10

1

MACEDON RANGES

8

1

MOORABOOL

2

1

GREATER GEELONG

64

 

BAYSIDE

31

 

MANNINGHAM

29

 

KINGSTON

26

 

CARDINIA

16

 

GREATER DANDENONG

15

 

KNOX

13

 

MOIRA

11

 

SURF COAST

10

 

GREATER BENDIGO

9

 

MITCHELL

9

 

LATROBE

7

 

OVERSEAS

7

 

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 

ARARAT

5*

 

BAW BAW

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

 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 

CORANGAMITE

1

 

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

 

GANNAWARRA

1

 

GLENELG

1

 

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 

MOYNE

1

 

MURRINDINDI

1

 

WEST WIMMERA

1

 

WODONGA

1

 

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 

*Four cases in this LGA initially returned a positive result but were subject to further testing and subsequently returned negative results.