Media release
18 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 222 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 17,238.

The overall total has increased by 211 due to 11 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 54 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 168 are under investigation.

There have been 17 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man in his 60s, one woman in her 70s, one man in his 70s, two women in their 80s, four men in their 80s, four women in their 90s and four men in their 90s

13 of the 17 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 351 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3669 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7274 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 665 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 45 in intensive care
  • 9413 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 1,992,725 test results have been received which is an increase of 17,695 since yesterday.

Of the total cases:

  • 15,848 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1033 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8263 men and 8932 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2414 active cases: 1036
  • There are 2024 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
  • 136 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 131 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 111 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 110 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 101 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 100 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra in Sunbury
  • 99 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine

In Victoria there are currently 90 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  1. Total Resident cases: 22; Total Staff cases: 68
  2. Active cases in NDIS homes: 61 (19 residents)
  3. Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded*): 28 (3 residents)
  4. 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:

  • 210 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 207 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 149 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 64 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
  • 63 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 44 cases have been linked to Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
  • 35 cases have been linked to Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
  • 33 cases have been linked to Ausfresh in Broadmeadows

The Department is also investigating cases linked to the Austin Hospital, Knox Private Hospital and the West End apartment construction site in West Melbourne.

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 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)

Currently Active Cases

WYNDHAM

1860

831

BRIMBANK

1738

750

HUME

1439

531

WHITTLESEA

1073

482

MELTON

963

467

MORELAND

893

377

CASEY

797

355

DAREBIN

561

294

MELBOURNE

820

278

MOONEE VALLEY

695

219

MARIBYRNONG

502

214

GREATER DANDENONG

395

206

HOBSONS BAY

354

175

GREATER GEELONG

322

159

YARRA

405

136

KINGSTON

238

129

BANYULE

415

116

YARRA RANGES

223

108

BAYSIDE

183

106

FRANKSTON

183

95

CARDINIA

168

94

BOROONDARA

243

86

PORT PHILLIP

211

77

MONASH

230

76

GLEN EIRA

183

67

WHITEHORSE

178

67

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

149

67

KNOX

138

61

MANNINGHAM

157

58

STONNINGTON

235

57

NILLUMBIK

124

54

GREATER BENDIGO

90

44

COLAC OTWAY

97

39

MAROONDAH

95

38

MITCHELL

73

31

MACEDON RANGES

55

27

BALLARAT

59

24

LATROBE

45

24

GREATER SHEPPARTON

39

19

INTERSTATE

93

9

WARRNAMBOOL

13

7

BAW BAW

14

6

GLENELG

20

5

SURF COAST

16

5

MOORABOOL

24

4

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

4

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

3

BASS COAST

11

3

HORSHAM

11

3

MANSFIELD

9

3

CAMPASPE

7

2

MURRINDINDI

5

2

WEST WIMMERA

3

2

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

1

ARARAT

7

1

MILDURA

6

1

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

MOYNE

2

1

INDIGO

1

1

WELLINGTON

13

0

MOIRA

11

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

PYRENEES

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

259

172

Total

17238

7274