Media Release
18 April 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1319 – an increase of 17 from yesterday.

This increase included nine people diagnosed in mandatory quarantine in city hotels, who have recently arrived from overseas. Seven of these cases were passengers on the ship Greg Mortimer, who recently returned to Melbourne on a repatriation flight from Uruguay.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 14 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The total number of cases is made up of 683 men and 636 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 136 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission and no new cases since yesterday. Currently 30 people are in hospital, including 12 patients in intensive care. 1172 people have recovered. More than 79,000 tests have been completed.

Of the total 1319 cases, there have been 1045 in metropolitan Melbourne and 237 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton today asked Victorians to keep up the good work and stay home over the weekend to avoid inadvertently spreading the virus.

“Everyone needs to comply with restrictions in place to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe. Our message is clear: if you can stay home, you must stay home.”

“Overnight we have issued new directions to make it clear that golf remains a banned activity.

“We thank those Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.

“Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they’re in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so.”

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses.

Under the State of Emergency people who don’t comply could also be taken to court and receive a fine of up to $20,000. Companies face fines of up to $100,000.

Media inquiries:

Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Cases by Local Government Areas

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.

Local Government Area - Cases

STONNINGTON - 87
BANYULE - 82
MELBOURNE - 66
GREATER GEELONG - 62
BOROONDARA - 60
MORNINGTON PENINSULA - 56
CASEY - 52
MORELAND - 49
GLEN EIRA - 46
PORT PHILLIP - 45
MONASH - 44
FRANKSTON - 36
MOONEE VALLEY - 36
HUME - 35
BRIMBANK - 32
DAREBIN - 32
BAYSIDE - 30
MANNINGHAM - 29
WYNDHAM - 28
YARRA - 25
KINGSTON - 24
WHITEHORSE - 22
WHITTLESEA - 22
NILLUMBIK - 21
YARRA RANGES - 21
MELTON - 18
GREATER DANDENONG - 15
CARDINIA - 13
HOBSONS BAY - 13
KNOX - 12
MOIRA  - 11
BALLARAT - 10
MARIBYRNONG - 10
MAROONDAH - 10
SURF COAST - 10
WELLINGTON - 10
GREATER BENDIGO - 9
GREATER SHEPPARTON - 9
MITCHELL - 9
LATROBE - 6
MOUNT ALEXANDER - 6
BAW BAW - 5
MACEDON RANGES - 5
MILDURA - 5
SOUTH GIPPSLAND - 5
WARRNAMBOOL - 5
BASS COAST - 4
BENALLA  - 3
HORSHAM - 3
LODDON - 3
MANSFIELD - 3
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS - 3
SWAN HILL - 3
CAMPASPE - 2
HEPBURN - 2
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - 2
STRATHBOGIE - 2
WANGARATTA - 2
ARARAT - 1
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS - 1
CORANGAMITE - 1
EAST GIPPSLAND - 1
GANNAWARRA - 1
GOLDEN PLAINS - 1
MOORABOOL - 1
MOYNE - 1
MURRINDINDI - 1
WEST WIMMERA  - 1
WODONGA - 1
YARRIAMBIACK - 1