Media release
17 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 428 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5165.

The overall total has increased by 415, after 13 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 57 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks and 370 are under investigation. There was one case in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

Three new deaths have been reported since yesterday: a woman in her 80s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. All died in hospital. To date, 32 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 935 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 2462 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 122 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 31 in intensive care
  • 2669 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 4729 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 313 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 2698 men and 2441 women
  • More than 1,250,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 394, active cases: 150 (of which the vast majority were acquired in the community) 

Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows: 

  • 280 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 47 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton. Investigations are continuing into if and/or how these cases are linked. 

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 160 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 51 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 38 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care facility in Essendon
  • 36 cases have been linked to Estia Health aged care facility in Ardeer
  • 32 cases have been linked to JBS abattoir in Brooklyn
  • 23 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 19 cases have been linked to the Northern Hospital
  • 16 cases have been linked to the Alfred Hospital
  • 16 cases have been linked to Brunswick Private Hospital
  • 16 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket Essendon
  • 14 cases have been linked to St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 12 cases have been linked to Western Health
  • 8 cases have been linked to the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • 2 cases have been linked to the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg
  • 2 cases have been linked to Kmart in Endeavour Hills
  • Five new nursing homes have reported cases: two cases have been linked to Aurrum Aged Care facility in Plenty. Single cases have been linked to Regis in Brighton; Grace Villa in Greensborough; Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee; and Bupa aged care facility in Sunshine.

As interviews are undertaken throughout the day, these outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks.
    
Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions are in force across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

“These restrictions have become necessary because of the sharp increase in cases,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

“If you live in these areas, there are only four reasons to leave your home: shopping for food and essential items; care and caregiving; daily exercise; and work and study - if you can’t do it from home. 

“These are tough measures, but this virus is not selective - it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks.”

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 17/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

530

280

WYNDHAM

455

299

BRIMBANK

412

238

MELBOURNE

410

264

MOONEE VALLEY

353

223

MORELAND

266

133

BANYULE

207

107

WHITTLESEA

198

109

MELTON

189

106

CASEY

173

46

DAREBIN

139

70

STONNINGTON

137

32

YARRA

130

76

MARIBYRNONG

121

68

BOROONDARA

110

31

HOBSONS BAY

92

53

MONASH

84

26

INTERSTATE

82

4

PORT PHILLIP

82

25

GREATER GEELONG

77

8

GLEN EIRA

73

13

MANNINGHAM

73

32

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

71

7

WHITEHORSE

69

38

KINGSTON

49

13

FRANKSTON

47

6

GREATER DANDENONG

47

18

BAYSIDE

41

5

NILLUMBIK

39

11

CARDINIA

37

12

KNOX

35

10

YARRA RANGES

33

6

MITCHELL

31

16

MAROONDAH

27

10

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

1

BALLARAT

16

5

GREATER BENDIGO

13

3

WELLINGTON

13

0

MACEDON RANGES

12

3

LATROBE

11

2

MOIRA

11

0

SURF COAST

10

1

BAW BAW

8

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

7

2

BASS COAST

6

2

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

5

4

HORSHAM

5

2

MILDURA

5

0

MOORABOOL

5

2

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

BENALLA

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

COLAC OTWAY

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

0

0

PYRENEES

0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

36

34

TOTAL

5165

2462