Media release
16 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 279 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 16,764.

The overall total has increased by 247 due to 32 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 78 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 201 are under investigation.

There have been 16 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: Two men and one woman aged in their 70s, four men and two women aged in their 80s and four women and three men aged in their 90s.

Eleven of the 16 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 309 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3478 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7671 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 662 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 40 in intensive care
  • 8570 people have recovered from the virus
  • More than 1,959,300 tests have been processed – an increase of 21,566 since yesterday

Of the total cases:

  • 15,403 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1006 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8070 men and 8642 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2343 active cases: 1164
  • There are 2075 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 205 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 190 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 157 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 130 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 127 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
  • 101 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 100 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 94 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
  • 87 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury

In Victoria there are currently 81 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  1. Total Resident cases: 20; Total Staff cases: 61
  2. Active cases in NDIS homes: 53 (17 residents)
  3. Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded*): 27 (3 residents)
  4. Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 1

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 people receiving disability accommodation/respite services in Victoria is approximately 6500.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 204 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 190 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 145 cases have been linked to Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
  • 83 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
  • 52 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 31 cases have been linked to Brunswick Private Hospital
  • 30 cases have been linked to Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
  • 21 cases have been linked to the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg
  • 11 cases have been linked to the Allied Pinnacle Bakery in Altona

The department is also investigating cases linked to Frankston Hospital, Warrina Aged Care in New Gisborne, the Poultry Palace in Laverton, Monash Health, MSS Security Port Melbourne office and the TNT-FedEx facility at Melbourne Airport.  

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

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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 16/08/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

1823

888

BRIMBANK

1693

831

HUME

1402

560

WHITTLESEA

1039

529

MELTON

933

506

MORELAND

881

402

MELBOURNE

804

290

CASEY

756

356

MOONEE VALLEY

690

232

DAREBIN

540

297

MARIBYRNONG

486

234

BANYULE

407

122

YARRA

401

146

GREATER DANDENONG

373

204

HOBSONS BAY

336

176

GREATER GEELONG

311

158

STONNINGTON

235

65

BOROONDARA

231

76

MONASH

225

76

KINGSTON

224

132

YARRA RANGES

220

116

PORT PHILLIP

207

83

BAYSIDE

178

110

GLEN EIRA

176

65

WHITEHORSE

176

74

FRANKSTON

167

81

CARDINIA

160

96

MANNINGHAM

154

58

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

136

55

KNOX

135

64

NILLUMBIK

121

56

COLAC OTWAY

97

48

INTERSTATE

94

11

MAROONDAH

94

43

GREATER BENDIGO

83

49

MITCHELL

73

33

BALLARAT

58

27

MACEDON RANGES

55

32

LATROBE

44

23

GREATER SHEPPARTON

37

20

MOORABOOL

25

8

GLENELG

20

7

GOLDEN PLAINS

20

7

SURF COAST

16

5

BAW BAW

14

6

WELLINGTON

13

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

4

HORSHAM

11

3

MOIRA

11

0

BASS COAST

10

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

2

MANSFIELD

9

3

CAMPASPE

7

2

WARRNAMBOOL

7

1

ARARAT

6

0

MILDURA

6

1

MURRINDINDI

5

2

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

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

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

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

256

186

TOTAL

16764

7671