Media release
19 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1573, a net increase of six since yesterday.

There were no new deaths reported. To date, 18 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 165 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission

Currently eleven people are in hospital, including five patients in intensive care. 1454 people have recovered.

Of the total 1573 cases, there have been 1301 in metropolitan Melbourne and 231 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 832 men and 741 women.

More than 358,000 tests have been processed to date. 

There are seven new cases since yesterday – one case was removed from the overall total due to reclassification. 

Today’s new cases include:

A single case of coronavirus in a resident of the Lynden Aged Care facility in Camberwell. The resident was diagnosed at a metropolitan hospital, where they are being treated. Residents and families are all being informed and we're working closely with the facility to ensure appropriate public health actions have been taken, including isolation, quarantine, cleaning and contact tracing. Close contacts have been ordered into home quarantine and all residents and staff at the home will be tested.

A single case of coronavirus was notified in a resident of the Hammond Care facility in Caulfield. A subsequent test has since come back negative. As per the policy of the public health team, even when a subsequent test result comes back negative the case is still managed as though it is a positive. This is a precautionary approach designed to minimize potential spread as quickly as possible. Because of the high-risk setting, the aged care facility will continue to be managed as if it were an outbreak site.

Both aged care facilities will remain closed to visitors for 14 days as a precaution.

One new case linked to the Cedar Meats outbreak – with the total number of cases now linked to this cluster at 100, made up of 64 staff and 36 external to the facility.

One case of a returned traveler in hotel quarantine. Three other cases are under investigation.

There were no further cases linked to the McDonald’s Fawkner outbreak, with the total number of cases in that outbreak remaining at 12.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. We must maintain physical distancing, practice hygiene and self-isolation when ill. These are common sense actions to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have eased their stringent regulations.

“Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.

“People with common symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.”

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

MELBOURNE

97

15

STONNINGTON

91

 

BANYULE

90

3

BOROONDARA

67

3

GREATER GEELONG

64

 

BRIMBANK

61 8

MORELAND

61

7

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

61

2

CASEY

57

1

HUME

54

9

GLEN EIRA

51 5

WYNDHAM

51

3

MONASH

48

2

PORT PHILLIP

48

1

DAREBIN 

39

1

FRANKSTON

39

1

MELTON

37

5

MOONEE VALLEY

37

 

INTERSTATE

34

6

BAYSIDE

31

 

WHITTLESEA

30

3

YARRA

30

4

MANNINGHAM

28

 

KINGSTON

26

 

NILLUMBIK

25

 

WHITEHORSE

24

1

YARRA RANGES

23

2

HOBSONS BAY

20

2

CARDINIA

16

 

GREATER DANDENONG

16

 

MARIBYRNONG

16

2

MAROONDAH

14

2

KNOX

13

 

BALLARAT

11

1

GREATER SHEPPARTON

11

 

MOIRA

11

 

WELLINGTON

11

 

SURF COAST

10

 

GREATER BENDIGO

9

 

MACEDON RANGES

9

2

MITCHELL

9

 

LATROBE

7

 

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 

ARARAT*

5

 

BAW BAW

5

 

MILDURA

5

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

 

WARRNAMBOOL

5

 

BASS COAST

4

 

LODDON

4

1

BENALLA

3

 

CAMPASPE

3

1

HORSHAM

3

 

MANSFIELD

3

 

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 

SWAN HILL

3

 

HEPBURN

2

 

MOORABOOL

2

 

MURRINDINDI

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

 

STRATHBOGIE

2

 

WANGARATTA

2

 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 

CORANGAMITE

1

 

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

 

GANNAWARRA

1

 

GLENELG

1

 

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 

MOYNE

1

 

OVERSEAS

1

 

WEST WIMMERA

1

 

WODONGA

1

 

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 

UNKNOWN

6

6

TOTAL

1573 100


*Four cases in this LGA initially returned a positive result but were subject to further testing and subsequently returned negative results