Media release
2 July 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 2303 with 77 new cases reported yesterday.

The overall total has increased by 72, with five cases reclassified.

Within Victoria, 13 new cases are linked to outbreaks, 37 new cases have been identified through routine testing and 27 cases are under investigation. No new cases have been detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 20 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 332 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 415 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, 20 people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including four patients in intensive care. 1866 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 2303 cases, there have been 1958 in metropolitan Melbourne and 253 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases is made up of 1219 men and 1084 women. More than 850,000 tests have been processed to date. 

Of the new cases linked to outbreaks:

  • Two of the new cases are linked to Al-Taqwa College, a close contact and a teacher, bringing the total to 15.
  • Five of the new cases are linked to Albanvale Primary School, three students, a teacher and a close contact, bringing the total to 14.
  • One is linked to the Stamford Plaza outbreak, bringing the total to 32. This case was a close contact and tested while in quarantine.
  • One is linked to the Wollert outbreak, a close contact of a known case, bringing the total to 15.
  • One is linked to Springside Primary School, a student who is a close contact of a known case, bringing the total to three.
  • One is linked a Patterson Lakes/Lysterfield family outbreak, a close contact of a known case, bringing the total to 10.
  • One is linked to Villa Bambini in Essendon, a close contact of a known case, bringing the total to two.
  • One is linked to a new family outbreak in Roxburgh Park across at least eight households. Investigations in recent days have linked a total of 20 cases to this outbreak. 

This is the sixteenth consecutive day of double-digit case growth in Victoria, with a continuing and concerning number of new cases associated with transmission in households and families. 

The Victorian Government has announced targeted restrictions for a number of Melbourne suburbs in 10 postcodes that have experienced a spike in positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. From today these restricted postcodes 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060 and 3064 must follow Stay at Home directions until 29 July 2020.

People who live in these restricted postcodes are only allowed to go out for four reasons: shopping for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving, exercise and study or work – if unable to work or study from home. 

For people living outside these restricted postcodes, there are only four reasons to go into those postcodes: shopping for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving – including to be tested for COVID-19, exercise and study or work.

People who live in these postcodes cannot have visitors to their home, or visit other homes, except for caregiving or compassionate reasons, or receiving services.

Businesses and facilities in these postcodes that have reopened will again be restricted. Cafes and restaurants will only be able to open for take-away and delivery services. 

“Victorians in these locked down suburbs are being urged to do their bit in the fight against coronavirus – stick to the rules and get to a testing station,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“This virus is not selective, it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. More than 300,000 people live across these suburbs. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks.

“There is no excuse for not getting tested. We have people knocking on your door, coming to your neighbourhood – we are bringing the testing to you. There are also several drive-through and fixed sites where people can go.

“And no matter where you live, it remains critical to practice good hygiene in and outside the home – wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face,

“Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home. 

“We have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus, but we are still seeing new cases in the community.

“Don’t take this disease lightly. if you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested. 

“If you have any fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste - stay home, don’t go in to work and don’t visit friends and family. Get tested and stay at home until you get the result.”

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)
HUME 185 85
BRIMBANK 142 49
MORELAND 115 32
CASEY 113 21
MELBOURNE 112 29
STONNINGTON 104 6
BANYULE 99 4
WYNDHAM 81 22
MOONEE VALLEY 80 32
BOROONDARA 76 2
MELTON 71 19
GREATER GEELONG 68 2
WHITTLESEA 67 21
INTERSTATE 64 2
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 63  0
DAREBIN 60 8
GLEN EIRA 60 4
MONASH 55 1
PORT PHILLIP 52 5
YARRA 44 12
FRANKSTON 41 1
BAYSIDE 36 2
MANNINGHAM 35 2
MARIBYRNONG 35 10
KINGSTON 34 4
GREATER DANDENONG 28 3
NILLUMBIK 28 1
WHITEHORSE 28 3
YARRA RANGES 27 1
HOBSONS BAY 26 5
KNOX 23 3
CARDINIA 22  0
MAROONDAH 16  0
MITCHELL 16 5
GREATER SHEPPARTON 14  0
WELLINGTON 12  0
BALLARAT 11  0
MOIRA 11  0
GREATER BENDIGO 10 2
LATROBE 9 1
MACEDON RANGES 9  0
SURF COAST 9  0
MOUNT ALEXANDER 6  0
ARARAT 5  0
BAW BAW 5  0
CAMPASPE 5  0
MILDURA 5  0
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 5  0
WARRNAMBOOL 5  0
BASS COAST 4  0
OVERSEAS 4  0
SWAN HILL 4  0
BENALLA 3  0
HORSHAM 3  0
LODDON 3  0
MANSFIELD 3  0
MOORABOOL 3  0
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3  0
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
EAST GIPPSLAND 1  0
GLENELG 1  0
GOLDEN PLAINS 1  0
MOYNE 1  0
WEST WIMMERA 1  0
WODONGA 1  0
YARRIAMBIACK 1  0
UNKNOWN 24 16
Total 2303 415