Media release
18 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 217 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5353.

The overall total has increased by 188, after 32 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 11 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 205 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 90s, a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 80s. All died in hospital. To date, 35 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1020 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 2608 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 110 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 25 in intensive care
  • 2709 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 4909 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 324 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 2795 men and 2529 women
  • More than 1,278,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 405, active cases: 157 (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:

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

At least 100 of the Alfred St residents will be required to continue a period of isolation or quarantine, following completion of the site’s lockdown tonight, due to either being an active case or a current close contact of a known case. The conclusion of quarantine will vary for individuals and we will continue to advise residents what this means for them.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 164 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 33 cases have been linked to JBS abattoir in Brooklyn
  • 23 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 21 cases have been linked to the Northern Hospital
  • 4 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
  • 3 cases have been linked to Warringal Hospital Heidelberg
  • 9 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 5 cases have been linked to Clever Kids Childcare in Ashburton
  • 13 cases have been linked to Estia Health Aged Care in Heidelberg
  • 5 cases have been linked across two Serco sites in Box Hill (2) and Mill Park (3)
  • Three new nursing homes have reported cases, with single cases now linked to Bethlehem Aged Care Facility in Bendigo, Bill Crawford Lodge in Ballarat and BUPA Edithvale.

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 18/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

545

277

WYNDHAM

480

308

MELBOURNE

427

289

BRIMBANK

419

240

MOONEE VALLEY

365

234

MORELAND

276

137

BANYULE

211

110

WHITTLESEA

211

126

MELTON

193

110

CASEY

190

62

DAREBIN

148

78

YARRA

140

87

STONNINGTON

139

33

MARIBYRNONG

125

73

BOROONDARA

113

32

HOBSONS BAY

97

59

MONASH

86

30

PORT PHILLIP

85

28

INTERSTATE

82

4

GREATER GEELONG

77

6

GLEN EIRA

75

15

MANNINGHAM

75

32

WHITEHORSE

74

43

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

72

8

GREATER DANDENONG

50

21

KINGSTON

49

14

FRANKSTON

48

6

BAYSIDE

43

7

CARDINIA

39

13

NILLUMBIK

38

10

KNOX

36

9

MITCHELL

33

18

UNKNOWN

33

30

YARRA RANGES

33

6

MAROONDAH

27

10

BALLARAT

19

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

MACEDON RANGES

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

LATROBE

11

2

MOIRA

11

0

SURF COAST

10

1

BAW BAW

8

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

7

2

BASS COAST

6

2

HORSHAM

6

3

MOORABOOL

6

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

5

4

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BENALLA

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

COLAC OTWAY

2

2

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

2

1

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

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0