Media release
20 April 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1329 – an increase of one from yesterday.

The new case was a man recently arrived from overseas, who was diagnosed in mandatory quarantine in a city hotel.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 15 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The total number of cases is made up of 690 men and 639 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 136 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 28 people are in hospital, including 11 patients in intensive care. 1196 people have recovered. More than 86,000 tests have been completed.

Of the total 1329 cases, there have been 1053 in metropolitan Melbourne and 240 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said the recent daily fluctuations in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Victoria was due to an increase in the number of tests being completed and an increase in the number of travellers returning from overseas on repatriation flights.

“The increases we are seeing are still small and this is encouraging. They prove that our physical distancing measures are working but this is not a time to relax our strong approach as this disease can get away from you very quickly as we have seen in cities overseas,” Professor Sutton said.

“We thank those Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.

“Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they’re in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so as well.

“Physical distancing will save lives. Everyone needs to comply with restrictions in place to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe. Our message is clear: if you can stay home, you must stay home.”

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses. 

Under the State of Emergency people who don’t comply could also be taken to court and receive a fine of up to $20,000. Companies face fines of up to $100,000.

Media inquiries:

Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Cases by Local Government Areas

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.

Local Government Area Cases


STONNINGTON    87
BANYULE    82
MELBOURNE    66
GREATER GEELONG    62
BOROONDARA    60
MORNINGTON PENINSULA    59
CASEY    53
MORELAND    50
GLEN EIRA    46
PORT PHILLIP    46
MONASH    44
HUME    37
FRANKSTON    36
MOONEE VALLEY    36
DAREBIN    33
BRIMBANK    32
BAYSIDE    30
MANNINGHAM    29
WYNDHAM    28
YARRA    25
KINGSTON    24
WHITEHORSE    22
WHITTLESEA    22
NILLUMBIK    21
YARRA RANGES    21
MELTON    18
GREATER DANDENONG    14
CARDINIA    13
HOBSONS BAY    13
KNOX    12
MAROONDAH    11
MOIRA    11
GREATER SHEPPARTON    10
MARIBYRNONG    10
SURF COAST    10
WELLINGTON    10
BALLARAT    9
GREATER BENDIGO    9
MITCHELL    9
LATROBE    7
MACEDON RANGES    6
MOUNT ALEXANDER    6
BAW BAW    5
MILDURA    5
SOUTH GIPPSLAND    5
WARRNAMBOOL    5
BASS COAST    4
BENALLA    3
HORSHAM    3
LODDON    3
MANSFIELD    3
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS    3
SWAN HILL    3
CAMPASPE    2
HEPBURN    2
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS    2
STRATHBOGIE    2
WANGARATTA    2
ARARAT    1
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS    1
CORANGAMITE    1
EAST GIPPSLAND    1
GANNAWARRA    1
GOLDEN PLAINS    1
MOORABOOL    1
MOYNE    1
MURRINDINDI    1
WEST WIMMERA    1
WODONGA    1
YARRIAMBIACK    1