Media release
15 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1732, with 12 new cases reported yesterday.

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

There have been 184 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 49 active cases in Victoria.

Currently seven people are in hospital, including three patients in intensive care. 1661 people have recovered.

Of the total 1732 cases, there have been 1443 in metropolitan Melbourne and 239 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 921 males and 811 females. More than 594,000 tests have been processed to date. 

Yesterday’s new cases are made up of nine cases linked to two outbreaks, one case detected in a returned traveler in hotel quarantine, one case identified through routine testing, and one case under investigation. 

A new outbreak was identified yesterday with two new cases linked to a patient of Monash Health. One of the new cases is a healthcare worker, and the second a household contact of the patient, taking the total in this outbreak to three.

The health service is contacting all staff and patients who may have been close contacts of the healthcare worker and the patient. All areas of the health service that the health care worker has been in close contact with are being deep cleaned.

Seven new cases reported yesterday were linked to an extended family outbreak in Melbourne’s northern and south-eastern suburbs. This takes the total in this outbreak to 11. Testing of family members has been undertaken and extensive contact tracing is under way.

Two of those linked to the family outbreak are students at St Dominic’s Primary School in Broadmeadows. One of these students was at school on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 June, when they were likely infectious. 

The school will be closed to enable contact tracing and cleaning. Testing will be undertaken for students and teachers who were at the school from 26 May to 3 June. The school will conduct a deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas.

Pakenham Springs Primary School will also close today, initially for 24 hours, after two students from the same household outbreak tested positive. One child was infectious when attending on Wednesday 10 June. The other child was not infectious while at school. Contact tracing is under way. The school will conduct a deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas.

One case reported yesterday from routine testing attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne. The source of infection is under investigation, but at this stage there are no links to the previous case who attended the protest. They were not thought to be infectious at the time of attending the protest.  They are now in self-isolation and contact tracing is underway.

Anyone who attended the march is urged to remain vigilant and if symptoms develop should isolate at home and get tested as a matter of urgency. There is no requirement to get tested or to quarantine if a person attended the march but is well and has not had symptoms since attending the march. The situation will continue to be monitored closely.

“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.

“However, we are still seeing transmission in households and other settings. It remains critical to practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face.

“Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home. 

“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.

“If you attended the Black Lives Matter march in the city on Saturday 6 June there is currently no requirement to quarantine or get tested if you do not have symptoms. However, should you develop any symptoms, no matter how mild, it is critically important that you 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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 15 June 2020

LGA

Total confirmed cases (ever)

Currently active cases

MELBOURNE

116

9

STONNINGTON

95

1

BANYULE

94

1

BOROONDARA

73

1

BRIMBANK

74

2

CASEY

74

4

HUME

74

4

MORELAND

68

3

GREATER GEELONG

66

1

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

62

0

WYNDHAM

57

2

GLEN EIRA

53

1

MONASH

53

2

INTERSTATE

48

3

PORT PHILLIP

47

0

MELTON

44

0

DAREBIN

43

1

FRANKSTON

40

0

MOONEE VALLEY

38

0

WHITTLESEA

34

0

BAYSIDE

33

1

YARRA

32

2

MANNINGHAM

31

1

KINGSTON

27

0

NILLUMBIK

26

1

WHITEHORSE

25

0

YARRA RANGES

25

0

GREATER DANDENONG

21

3

HOBSONS BAY

19

0

CARDINIA

19

3

MARIBYRNONG

16

0

KNOX

15

0

MAROONDAH

15

2

GREATER SHEPPARTON

13

0

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

MITCHELL

10

0

MACEDON RANGES

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

5

1

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

MOORABOOL

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SWAN HILL

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

OVERSEAS

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

1

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

TOTAL

1732

49