Coronavirus update for Victoria - 20 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1817, with 25 new cases reported yesterday.

Yesterday’s new cases are made up of 14 linked to known outbreaks, six cases identified through routine testing, one detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine and four cases under investigation.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 110 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, six people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including three patients in intensive care. 1686 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 1817 cases, there have been 1517 in metropolitan Melbourne and 239 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases is made up of 968 men and 849 women. More than 645,000 tests have been processed to date.

Three new cases are linked to schools: a teacher at the Albanvale Primary School, a teacher at Springside Primary School in Caroline Springs and a student at Camberwell Grammar School. All cases were at school while infectious but prior to the onset of symptoms. The schools will conduct a deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas. Contact tracing is under way and testing will be undertaken as appropriate.

Seven new cases have been linked to a family in Keilor Downs. They are close contacts of a known case, taking the total number in this outbreak to 10 residing across six households. The new outbreak is separate to a previously reported family outbreak in Keilor Downs. Contact tracers are investigating a large number of potential exposures through social activities, sport and workplaces. One of those linked to the outbreak is the teacher from Albanvale Primary School.

Two residential aged care facilities have gone into lockdown following positive tests in single residents. We are working closely with Lifeview Willow Wood in Cranbourne and Royal Freemasons Springtime in Sydenham to ensure appropriate public health actions have been taken, including isolation, quarantine and cleaning. Close contacts will be ordered into home quarantine and all residents and staff at the facility will be tested.

Three new cases are linked to an outbreak in contracted security guards working at the Stamford Plaza hotel, taking the total in this outbreak to 10. Investigations into potential sources of transmission, testing of staff and follow up discussions with close contacts are ongoing.

A second staff member at H&M Northland has tested positive. The staff member was identified as a close contact of the original case and has not worked while infectious. The store has undergone a deep clean.

A general practitioner has tested positive after being identified as a close contact of a positive case in the Coburg family outbreak. That outbreak had a total of 13 linked cases, including a number of members of the same family living across three households. The doctor is isolating at home and did not work while infectious.

“We have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus, but we are still seeing transmission in households and other settings,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“We’ve had more than 100 new cases in the past seven days and the main cause for this increase has been through cases in families - where people have not followed our advice around physical distancing, hygiene and limiting the number of people you invite into your home.

“As a consequence, the Victorian Government has today announced a tightening of the rules and has reduced the number of visitors you can have in your home to five.  Outside of the home, people can now gather in groups of up to 10.

“This move is important to keeping our community safe and to ensure COVID-19 does not get away from us.  We do not want Victoria to suffer like many major cities around the world who have been devastated by the severe impacts of COVID-19.

“We have been very successful so far in avoiding the worst consequences of this disease and we cannot let our good work so far go to waste.  The message is clear – don’t take this disease lightly – stay home, don’t go to work if you can work from home, don’t visit friends and family, don’t go on holiday.

“It remains critical to practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly and 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. 

“And if you do feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus you should get tested. This includes fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.”

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 20/06/2020

LGA Confirmed cases (ever) Active cases (current)
MELBOURNE 133 23
STONNINGTON 96 2
BANYULE 95 1
BRIMBANK 84 9
HUME 81 8
CASEY 78 7
BOROONDARA 75 2
MORELAND 72 5
GREATER GEELONG 66 0
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 62 0
WYNDHAM 57 1
GLEN EIRA 55 2
MONASH 53 2
INTERSTATE 50 4
DAREBIN 47 4
PORT PHILLIP 47 0
MELTON 45 1
MOONEE VALLEY 41 3
FRANKSTON 40 0
WHITTLESEA 36 2
BAYSIDE 33 1
MANNINGHAM 33 3
YARRA 33 1
KINGSTON 27 0
NILLUMBIK 26 1
WHITEHORSE 26 1
YARRA RANGES 25 0
GREATER DANDENONG 23 3
CARDINIA 22 6
MARIBYRNONG 20 3
HOBSONS BAY 19 0
KNOX 17 2
MAROONDAH 16 3
GREATER SHEPPARTON 13 0
WELLINGTON 12 0
BALLARAT 11 0
MOIRA 11 0
MITCHELL 10 0
MACEDON RANGES 9 0
SURF COAST 9 0
UNKNOWN 9 9
GREATER BENDIGO 8 0
LATROBE 7 0
MOUNT ALEXANDER 6 0
ARARAT 5 0
BAW BAW 5 0
CAMPASPE 5 1
MILDURA 5 0
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 5 0
WARRNAMBOOL 5 0
BASS COAST 4 0
BENALLA 3 0
HORSHAM 3 0
LODDON 3 0
MANSFIELD 3 0
MOORABOOL 3 0
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3 0
SWAN HILL 3 0
GANNAWARRA 2 0
HEPBURN 2 0
MURRINDINDI 2 0
OVERSEAS 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
TOTAL 1817 110