Media release
16 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 42 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,943.

The overall total has increased by 32 due to 10 cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 29 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 13 are under investigation.

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  Four women and two men aged in their 80s and two men aged in their 90s. Six of the deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

All of today’s deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 737 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 49.6 and regional Victoria is 3.5 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 is 81 for metropolitan Melbourne and one for 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.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4278 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of four since yesterday
  • 991 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 107 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 11 in intensive care
  • 18,153 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,520,887 test results have been received which is an increase of 14,374 since yesterday. 

Of the 991 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 948 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 37 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions. 
  • 4 are interstate residents
  • 2 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • Colac Otway has 20 active cases, Greater Geelong has three active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,563 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1201 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9507 men and 10,422 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3455, active cases: 152
  • There are 497 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 251 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 213 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 130 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 127 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 120 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 119 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

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

  • Total resident cases: 2; Total Staff cases: 4
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 6 (2 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

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

  • 12 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 13)
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac (total cases: 20)
  • 9 active cases are currently linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (total cases: 64)
  • 8 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (total cases: 16)
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 15)

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2199

133

BRIMBANK

1995

129

MELTON

1132

80

CASEY

1032

78

HUME

1641

69

MOONEE VALLEY

797

53

HOBSONS BAY

484

44

DAREBIN

646

41

MELBOURNE

884

38

MORELAND

1036

38

GREATER DANDENONG

503

36

WHITTLESEA

1203

32

PORT PHILLIP

284

24

BAYSIDE

250

20

COLAC OTWAY

136

20

KINGSTON

304

20

MARIBYRNONG

583

17

GLEN EIRA

218

12

MONASH

314

10

YARRA

460

10

CARDINIA

206

9

STONNINGTON

258

9

FRANKSTON

233

8

WHITEHORSE

205

8

BANYULE

437

7

LATROBE

56

7

MANNINGHAM

168

6

YARRA RANGES

251

5

INTERSTATE

103

4

BOROONDARA

259

3

GREATER GEELONG

365

3

KNOX

161

3

MAROONDAH

105

2

MOORABOOL

40

2

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

183

2

NILLUMBIK

132

2

BAW BAW

15

1

GREATER BENDIGO

105

1

GREATER SHEPPARTON

50

1

HORSHAM

14

1

MACEDON RANGES

58

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BALLARAT

59

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

BULOKE

0

0

CAMPASPE

9

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

CORANGAMITE

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

HEPBURN

2

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MANSFIELD

10

0

MILDURA

6

0

MITCHELL

86

0

MOIRA

12

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

PYRENEES

3

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SURF COAST

18

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

TOWONG

0

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WARRNAMBOOL

13

0

WELLINGTON

16

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

71

2

Total

19943

991