Media release
19 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 363 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5696.

The overall total has increased by 343, after 20 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 36 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 327 are under investigation. There were no cases in returned travelers in hotel quarantine.

Three new deaths have been reported since yesterday: two men in their 90s and a woman in her 90s. To date, 38 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1028 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 2837 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 130 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 28 in intensive care
  • 2819 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 5233 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 336 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 2967 men and 2697 women
  • More than 1,305,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 418, active cases: 166 (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: 

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

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 169 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 53 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 35 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 6 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 3 cases have been linked to Australian Pharmaceuticals Industries in Dandenong
  • 3 cases have been linked to Dairy Country in Tullamarine
  • 6 cases have been linked to Goodman Fielder Pampas in West Footscray
  • 6 cases have been linked to Warringal Hospital Heidelberg
  • 10 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 38 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 24 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 12 cases have been linked to Embracia Aged Care Moonee Valley in Avondale Heights
  • 4 cases have been linked to Japara Central Park Aged Care in Windsor
  • Three new nursing homes have reported cases, with single cases now linked to Bluecross Ruckers Hill in Northcote, Villa Maria Catholic Homes in Alphington and Japara Highbury in Glen Waverley.

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.

People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons.  To give people time to purchase or make a face covering, this new rule won’t be enforced until after 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July.

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, kids under 12 years of age, those who have a professional reason or if it’s just not practical – like when running.

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 19/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

582

300

WYNDHAM

526

340

MELBOURNE

449

299

BRIMBANK

440

252

MOONEE VALLEY

374

225

MORELAND

302

158

WHITTLESEA

237

148

BANYULE

226

124

MELTON

210

124

CASEY

202

70

YARRA

160

105

DAREBIN

152

80

STONNINGTON

143

35

MARIBYRNONG

135

82

BOROONDARA

119

35

HOBSONS BAY

104

59

MONASH

89

31

PORT PHILLIP

86

27

GREATER GEELONG

82

11

INTERSTATE

82

4

MANNINGHAM

78

36

GLEN EIRA

77

17

WHITEHORSE

77

45

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

72

8

GREATER DANDENONG

63

33

FRANKSTON

51

9

KINGSTON

49

14

BAYSIDE

45

9

CARDINIA

43

15

NILLUMBIK

40

10

KNOX

39

13

MITCHELL

34

14

YARRA RANGES

34

7

MAROONDAH

29

12

BALLARAT

19

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

MACEDON RANGES

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

LATROBE

12

3

MOIRA

11

0

SURF COAST

10

1

BAW BAW

8

3

HORSHAM

7

4

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

7

2

BASS COAST

6

2

MOORABOOL

6

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

COLAC OTWAY

5

5

GOLDEN PLAINS

5

4

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BENALLA

3

0

GLENELG

3

2

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

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

BULOKE

 0

0

HINDMARSH

 0

0

INDIGO

 0

0

PYRENEES

 0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

 0

0

TOWONG

 0

0

UNKNOWN

40

37

Total

5696

2837