Media Release
16 October 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with local health services to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Shepparton. There are three cases in Shepparton, which is no change from yesterday.

We have increased testing capacity in Shepparton, with 2489 tests taken yesterday in Shepparton, as well as 580 tests in Benalla, Kyabram, Cobram, Nathalia and Numurkah. In total we have tested 4931 people so far. 

If you have visited any of the high-risk locations below during the dates and times identified you should get tested and quarantine for 14 days. Even if you don’t have any symptoms or only mild symptoms. 

  • Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street Shepparton on Wednesday 30 September to Tuesday 13 October 2020
  • Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar Sunday 4 October from 11:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 11 October 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street Shepparton on Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 9:30am 
  • Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street Shepparton on Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 7:00pm 
  • Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre Midland Highway Shepparton Thursday 8 October 2020 from 9:15am to 10:15am

If you have visited any of the locations of concern below you should get tested and stay at home while you await your results.  In addition, people should be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again at the first sign of any symptoms.

  • Bunnings Warehouse Shepparton Benalla Road Shepparton Wednesday 30 September 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • McDonalds Shepparton North Numurkah Road Shepparton Saturday 3 October 2020 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Lemon Tree Café Fryers Street Shepparton Wednesday 7 October to Monday 12 October 2020
  • Mooroopna Golf Club Pro Shop Sunday 11 October 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Caltex Kalkallo Service Centre South Bound 1340 Hume Freeway Kalkallo 30 September 2020 form 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Testing in Shepparton and the region is available at:

  • Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton is open from 8:00am to 5:30pm. People who have symptoms are encouraged to this location.
  • The McIntosh Centre at Shepparton Showgrounds corner of Thompson Street and High Street from 8:00am to 5:30pm. People who do not have symptoms are encouraged to this location.
  • Two separate drive through clinics at the Shepparton Sports Precinct, corner of Numurkah Road and Brauman Street, Shepparton.
    • Location 1 – Soccer Fields car park from 8:00am to 5:30pm.
    • Location 2 – Netball Courts car park from 8:00am to 5:30pm.
  • Central Park Recreation Reserve drive-through, Corner Central Avenue and Channel Road, Shepparton East from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
  • Shepparton Respiratory Clinic - 172 Welsford Street Shepparton by appointment.  
  • Kyabram District Health Hospital drive-through hours for today and tomorrow will be 9:00am – 3:00pm and it will operate on Sat & Sun 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Kyabram District Health will operate a second drive-through at the Northern Oval, Tisdall Road, Kyabram 15 & 16 October 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Stanhope Senior Citizen’s Centre, 37 Birdwood Avenue, Stanhope, 16 October, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • NCN Health- Nurmurkah Hospital, 2 Katamatite Road, Numurkah 12:00noon – 5:00pm 16 & 17 October

Victoria has recorded two new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,317.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 816 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

One of today’s new cases is a household contact of an existing case.

The other case, which remains under investigation, relates to a patient at the Royal Children’s Hospital. All close contacts are being tested and isolated. DHHS respects the privacy of patients and cannot provide details about individual cases unless it is necessary to do so in the interest of public health.

Of today’s two new cases, there are single cases in Greater Dandenong and Knox.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (2 Oct 2020 – 15 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 8.7 and regional Victoria is 0.6. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days (30 Sep 2020 – 13 Oct 2020) is 17 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero from regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.

The 17 mystery cases in the last 14 days (30 Sep 2020 – 13 Oct 2020) are located in the following postcodes, 3015, 3019, 3024, 3025 (two cases), 3027, 3037, 3046, 3047, 3073 (two cases), 3130, 3147, 3173, 3175, 3184 and 3977.

Victoria has increased its surveillance of wastewater for viral fragments of coronavirus, with samples now being taken from more than 42 metropolitan and regional sites. Testing of wastewater can show if coronavirus is present in a local community.

A wastewater test result in Kilmore on 13 October is a presumptive positive and requires further confirmation. A positive test result would be expected given clinical testing results in the area.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4280 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of two since yesterday 
  • 157 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 14 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,279 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,906,876 test results have been received which is an increase of 16,381 since yesterday.

Of the 157 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 150 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Second Step of our roadmap
  • Seven are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap.  There are four active cases are in Mitchell Shire and three in Greater Shepparton.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,919 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1200 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9690 men and 10,614 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3598, active cases: 10
  • There are 14 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Uniting Age Well Preston (total cases: 5)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Estia Aged Care Facility Keilor (total cases: 52)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Facility (total cases: 83)

Non-aged care outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 13 active cases are currently linked to the Chadstone Shopping Centre (total cases: 38)
  • 12 active cases are currently linked to the Box Hill Hospital (total cases: 14)
  • 9 cases are linked to the south-eastern community (total cases: 9)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Frankston Family (total cases: 13)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore (total cases: 6)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Elwood community (total cases: 4)

Following investigation, it is believed the index case for the Box Hill Hospital outbreak was a patient cared for on the COVID ward. Investigations continue into avenues of transmission from that ward to other areas of the hospital. 

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.

Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398. The GV Health hotline can also be contacted on 1800 313 070 between 8am and 8pm. 

To keep updated on testing locations and public exposure sites visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/chadstone-kilmore-shepparton-outbreaks-covid-19

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

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2266

17

HOBSONS BAY

503

13

HUME

1651

13

BANYULE

448

12

MONASH

339

11

MELTON

1145

10

BRIMBANK

2035

9

WHITEHORSE

217

9

FRANKSTON

251

7

CASEY

1060

6

GREATER DANDENONG

542

6

PORT PHILLIP

294

6

DAREBIN

649

5

MARIBYRNONG

593

4

MITCHELL

90

4

GREATER SHEPPARTON

52

3

MELBOURNE

880

3

BOROONDARA

271

2

KNOX

166

2

MOONEE VALLEY

812

2

MORELAND

1053

2

STONNINGTON

260

2

WHITTLESEA

1203

2

YARRA

460

2

BAYSIDE

245

1

GLEN EIRA

230

1

KINGSTON

300

1

MANNINGHAM

165

1

YARRA RANGES

252

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BALLARAT

57

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BAW BAW

15

0

BENALLA

3

0

BULOKE

0

0

CAMPASPE

9

0

CARDINIA

204

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

COLAC OTWAY

137

0

CORANGAMITE

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

7

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

GREATER BENDIGO

100

0

GREATER GEELONG

366

0

HEPBURN

2

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

HORSHAM

14

0

INDIGO

1

0

INTERSTATE

98

0

LATROBE

57

0

LODDON

5

0

MACEDON RANGES

58

0

MANSFIELD

10

0

MAROONDAH

104

0

MILDURA

6

0

MOIRA

12

0

MOORABOOL

39

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

184

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NILLUMBIK

137

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

OVERSEAS

4

0

PYRENEES

3

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SURF COAST

15

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

96

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WARRNAMBOOL

13

0

WELLINGTON

15

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

Total

20317

157