Media Release
17 October 2020

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

The overall total has remained the same due to one case being reclassified.

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

Today’s new case is linked to a new Hoppers Crossing community outbreak that comprises three cases across two households. This outbreak includes what was originally referred to as a complex case linked to Woolworths QV. The new case is a known family close contact of that case. There is no evidence of workplace transmission.

Today’s new case is in the local government area of Hume.

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 693 tests taken yesterday in Shepparton, as well as 160 tests in Benalla, Kyabram, Cobram, Nathalia and Numurkah. In total we have tested 5796 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 and on Thursday 8 October from 6.45am to 7.45am
  • 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:

  • GV Health Acute Respiratory Clinic at Graham Street, Shepparton is open from 8:00am to 5:30pm. People who have symptoms are encouraged to attend this location.
  • The McIntosh Centre at Shepparton Showgrounds corner of Thompson Street and High Street from 10:00am to 3:00pm. People who do not have symptoms are encouraged to attend this location.
  • Drive through clinic at the Shepparton Sports Precinct, corner of Numurkah Road and Brauman Street, Shepparton from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
  • Shepparton Respiratory Clinic - 172 Welsford Street Shepparton, by appointment. 
  • Kyabram District Health Hospital drive through hours Sat & Sun 9:00am – 11:00am

*NCN Health- Nurmurkah Hospital, 2 Katamatite Road, Numurkah 12:00noon – 5:00pm 17 October (closed Sunday)

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (3 Oct 2020 – 16 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 8.1 and regional Victoria is 0.5. 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 (1 Oct 2020 – 14 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 (1 Oct 2020 – 14 Oct 2020) are located in the following postcodes, 3015, 3024, 3025 (two cases), 3027, 3037, 3046, 3047, 3073 (two cases), 3128, 3130, 3147, 3173, 3175, 3184 and 3977.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4281 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of one since yesterday
  • 148 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 13 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
  • 19,287 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,925,810 test results have been received which is an increase of 18,934 since yesterday.

Of the 148 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 141 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 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: 11
  • There are 13 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)
  • 2 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:

  • 12 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)
  • 4 active cases are currently linked to the Oddfellows Café in Kilmore (total cases: 6)

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 

 

18 

 

HUME 

 

1652 

 

13 

 

BANYULE 

 

448 

 

12 

 

HOBSONS BAY 

 

503 

 

12 

 

MELTON 

 

1145 

 

10 

 

MONASH 

 

339 

 

10 

 

BRIMBANK 

 

2035 

 

 

WHITEHORSE 

 

217 

 

 

CASEY 

 

1060 

 

 

DAREBIN 

 

649 

 

 

GREATER DANDENONG 

 

542 

 

 

FRANKSTON 

 

251 

 

 

MARIBYRNONG 

 

593 

 

 

MITCHELL 

 

90 

 

 

PORT PHILLIP 

 

294 

 

 

GREATER SHEPPARTON 

 

52 

 

 

MELBOURNE 

 

880 

 

 

BAYSIDE 

 

246 

 

 

BOROONDARA 

 

271 

 

 

KNOX 

 

166 

 

 

STONNINGTON 

 

260 

 

 

WHITTLESEA 

 

1203 

 

 

YARRA 

 

460 

 

 

GLEN EIRA 

 

230 

 

 

MANNINGHAM 

 

165 

 

 

MOONEE VALLEY 

 

812 

 

 

MORELAND 

 

1052 

 

 

YARRA RANGES 

 

252 

 

 

ALPINE 

 

 

 

ARARAT 

 

 

 

BALLARAT 

 

57 

 

 

BASS COAST 

 

11 

 

 

BAW BAW 

 

15 

 

 

BENALLA 

 

 

 

BULOKE 

 

 

 

CAMPASPE 

 

 

 

CARDINIA 

 

204 

 

 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 

 

 

 

COLAC OTWAY 

 

137 

 

 

CORANGAMITE 

 

 

 

EAST GIPPSLAND 

 

 

 

GANNAWARRA 

 

 

 

GLENELG 

 

20 

 

 

GOLDEN PLAINS 

 

18 

 

 

GREATER BENDIGO 

 

100 

 

 

GREATER GEELONG 

 

366 

 

 

HEPBURN 

 

 

 

HINDMARSH 

 

 

 

HORSHAM 

 

14 

 

 

INDIGO 

 

 

 

INTERSTATE 

 

98 

 

 

KINGSTON 

 

299 

 

 

LATROBE 

 

57 

 

 

LODDON 

 

 

 

MACEDON RANGES 

 

58 

 

 

MANSFIELD 

 

10 

 

 

MAROONDAH 

 

104 

 

 

MILDURA 

 

 

 

MOIRA 

 

12 

 

 

MOORABOOL 

 

39 

 

 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA 

 

184 

 

 

MOUNT ALEXANDER 

 

 

 

MOYNE 

 

 

 

MURRINDINDI 

 

 

 

NILLUMBIK 

 

137 

 

 

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS 

 

 

 

PYRENEES 

 

 

 

QUEENSCLIFFE 

 

 

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND 

 

11 

 

 

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 

 

 

 

STRATHBOGIE 

 

 

 

SURF COAST 

 

15 

 

 

SWAN HILL 

 

 

 

TOWONG 

 

 

 

UNKNOWN 

 

96 

 

 

WANGARATTA 

 

 

 

WARRNAMBOOL 

 

13 

 

 

WELLINGTON 

 

15 

 

 

WEST WIMMERA 

 

 

 

WODONGA 

 

 

 

YARRIAMBIACK 

 

 

 

Total 

 

20317 

 

148