Media release
17 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 282 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 17,027.

The overall total has increased by 263 due to 19 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 59 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 223 are under investigation.

There have been 25 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man aged in his 60s, four women and three men aged in their 70s, six women and four men aged in their 80s and four women and three men aged in their 90s.

Twenty-two of the 25 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 334 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3626 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7474 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 657 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 44 in intensive care
  • 9023 people have recovered from the virus
  • More than 1,975,000 tests have been processed – an increase of 15,728 since yesterday

Of the total cases:

  • 15,648 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1021 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8177 men and 8802 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2376 active cases: 1064
  • There are 1999 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
  • 131 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 130 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 107 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 107 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
  • 93 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine

In Victoria there are currently 87 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total Resident cases: 21; Total Staff cases: 66
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 59 (18 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded*): 27 (3 residents)
  • 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:

  • 205 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 191 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 146 cases have been linked to Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
  • 145 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 62 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
  • 53 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 33 cases have been linked to Ingham’s Chicken in Thomastown
  • 31 cases have been linked to Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
  • 31 cases have been linked to the Northern Hospital Emergency Department
  • 31 cases have been linked to Ausfresh in Broadmeadows
  • 30 cases have been linked to Bingo Recycling in West Melbourne

The Department is also investigating cases linked to Emmitt Utilities, Torque Converter Technologies, and Brunswick Private 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.

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

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

1845

864

BRIMBANK

1716

784

HUME

1421

544

WHITTLESEA

1055

507

MELTON

948

480

MORELAND

891

387

MELBOURNE

821

288

CASEY

765

346

MOONEE VALLEY

694

224

DAREBIN

556

295

MARIBYRNONG

497

230

BANYULE

412

117

YARRA

404

144

GREATER DANDENONG

384

211

HOBSONS BAY

343

172

GREATER GEELONG

315

155

BOROONDARA

240

83

STONNINGTON

236

60

KINGSTON

233

132

MONASH

226

77

YARRA RANGES

221

116

PORT PHILLIP

206

78

BAYSIDE

181

107

GLEN EIRA

181

67

WHITEHORSE

177

68

FRANKSTON

176

89

CARDINIA

163

95

MANNINGHAM

154

57

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

146

64

KNOX

137

65

NILLUMBIK

124

56

COLAC OTWAY

97

42

MAROONDAH

95

41

INTERSTATE

92

9

GREATER BENDIGO

87

47

MITCHELL

73

32

BALLARAT

59

28

MACEDON RANGES

55

29

LATROBE

46

25

GREATER SHEPPARTON

39

20

MOORABOOL

25

8

GLENELG

20

5

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

4

SURF COAST

16

5

BAW BAW

14

6

WELLINGTON

13

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

4

HORSHAM

11

3

MOIRA

11

0

WARRNAMBOOL

11

5

BASS COAST

10

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

1

MANSFIELD

9

3

CAMPASPE

7

2

ARARAT

6

0

MILDURA

6

1

MURRINDINDI

5

2

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

3

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

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

261

181

Total

17027

7474