Media release
02 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 90 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,224.

The overall total has increased by 86 due to four cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 22 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 68 are under investigation.

There have been six new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  Five men aged in their 80s and one man aged in his 90s.  Three of the six deaths occurred prior to yesterday. 

Five of today’s six deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 576 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4351 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of 24 since yesterday
  • 2415 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 406 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 18 in intensive care
  • 16,152 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,248,952 test results have been received which is an increase of 13,912 since yesterday. 

Of the 2415 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 2234 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 125 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 50 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 6 are interstate residents
  • Greater Geelong has 40 active cases, Greater Bendigo has eight active cases and Ballarat has five active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 17,823 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1154 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9198 men and 10,011 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3206, active cases: 332
  • There are 1177 active cases relating to aged care facilities

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

  • 214 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 203 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 197 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 161 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 127 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 123 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 116 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 115 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 114 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 35 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 12; Total Staff cases: 23
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 32 (12 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 3 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Key outbreaks with new cases include:

  • 72 cases linked to Peninsula Health Frankston
  • 45 cases have been linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer

The department is also investigating cases linked to Dandenong Police Station, Kingston Centre in Heatherton and Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack in Sunshine. More information will be available in coming days as these investigations continue.

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)

Active cases

(current)

WYNDHAM

2110

263

BRIMBANK

1907

226

MORELAND

999

171

HUME

1585

166

DAREBIN

631

132

MELTON

1082

131

CASEY

946

130

WHITTLESEA

1178

130

GREATER DANDENONG

470

92

MELBOURNE

886

92

HOBSONS BAY

432

82

BAYSIDE

237

68

MARIBYRNONG

567

66

KINGSTON

278

64

MOONEE VALLEY

744

59

MONASH

295

47

YARRA

453

41

GREATER GEELONG

356

40

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

185

37

PORT PHILLIP

264

31

FRANKSTON

224

29

CARDINIA

193

27

BANYULE

439

21

BOROONDARA

259

19

YARRA RANGES

250

19

MANNINGHAM

167

17

KNOX

159

15

GLEN EIRA

202

14

WHITEHORSE

196

14

STONNINGTON

248

13

COLAC OTWAY

104

12

MAROONDAH

104

12

MITCHELL

85

12

LATROBE

53

11

MOORABOOL

39

10

GREATER BENDIGO

104

8

INTERSTATE

103

6

NILLUMBIK

133

6

BALLARAT

61

5

GREATER SHEPPARTON

50

5

MACEDON RANGES

58

5

SURF COAST

18

3

CAMPASPE

9

2

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

2

HORSHAM

12

2

WARRNAMBOOL

13

2

BAW BAW

15

1

CORANGAMITE

3

1

MANSFIELD

10

1

MOIRA

12

1

PYRENEES

3

1

WELLINGTON

16

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

HEPBURN

2

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MILDURA

6

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

139

50

Total

19224

2415