Media release
17 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,762, with 21 new cases reported yesterday.

Of the new cases, 15 have been detected in returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, one is linked to an existing outbreak, one is linked to a new outbreak and four have been identified through community testing.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 190 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 70 active cases in Victoria.

Currently five people are in hospital, including two patients in intensive care. 1,671 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,762 cases, there have been 1,458 in metropolitan Melbourne and 241 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 937 men and 825 women. Almost 609,000 tests have been processed to date.

One of the new cases identified through community testing has been detected in a resident of Rosstown Community aged care facility in Carnegie. The facility has been placed into lockdown while contact tracing, testing, cleaning and other necessary public health actions are being undertaken.

Another of the new cases identified through community testing has been detected in a contractor at Stamford Plaza Hotel, a hotel with returned overseas travellers in quarantine. The investigation into this case is ongoing and all public health actions are being taken, including contact tracing and deep cleaning.

An additional case detected through community testing has been linked to a staff member at Sunbury Animal Hospital. The asymptomatic case is believed to have attended the clinic for a brief time while infectious. A small number of close contacts have been identified and placed into quarantine, and the clinic has been closed for at least today while cleaning is undertaken.

Another of the new cases has been identified through investigation of the outbreak previously linked to Monash Health. This outbreak has now been confirmed to be a primarily family-based outbreak in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. The total number of cases linked to this outbreak is now seven.

One case listed as under investigation in yesterday’s media release has now been linked to a worker at Inspira Early Learning Centre in Gladstone Park. The families were notified yesterday and the centre has chosen to close for two weeks. The staff member attended the centre for two days last week while infectious. The Department is working closely with the facility to ensure that all public health actions are taken.

"Thanks to Victorians playing their part, staying at home and getting tested, we have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus," Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

"However, we are still seeing transmission in households and other settings. It remains critical to practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face.

"Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home.

"And if you do feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested. This includes fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell."

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 1 7/06/2020 

LGA

Total confirmed cases (ever) 

Currently active cases 

MELBOURNE

117

10

STONNINGTON

95

1

BANYULE

94

1

CASEY

76

6

BRIMBANK

75

2

HUME

75

5

BOROONDARA

73

0

MORELAND

68

3

GREATER GEELONG

66

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

62

0

WYNDHAM

57

1

GLEN EIRA

54

1

MONASH

53

2

INTERSTATE

49

4

PORT PHILLIP

47

0

DAREBIN

44

1

MELTON

44

0

FRANKSTON

40

0

MOONEE VALLEY

39

1

WHITTLESEA

34

0

BAYSIDE

33

1

YARRA

33

3

MANNINGHAM

32

2

KINGSTON

27

0

NILLUMBIK

26

1

WHITEHORSE

26

0

YARRA RANGES

25

0

GREATER DANDENONG

22

3

CARDINIA

20

4

HOBSONS BAY

19

0

MARIBYRNONG

17

0

KNOX

16

1

MAROONDAH

15

2

GREATER SHEPPARTON

13

0

UNKNOWN

12

8

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

MACEDON RANGES

10

1

MITCHELL

10

0

SURF COAST

10

1

GREATER BENDIGO

8

0

LATROBE

7

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

BAW BAW

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

1

MILDURA

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

MOORABOOL

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SWAN HILL

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

OVERSEAS

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

12

12

TOTAL

1762

70