Media release
20 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1580, a net increase of 7 since yesterday.

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

There have been 166 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.

Currently 10 people are in hospital, including five patients in intensive care. 1465 people have recovered.

Of the total 1580 cases, there have been 1307 in metropolitan Melbourne and 235 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 837 men and 743 women.

More than 367,000 tests have been processed to date. 

There are 8 new cases since yesterday – one case was removed from the overall total due to reclassification. 

Today’s new cases include:

  • One case linked to the Cedar Meats outbreak. Two previously reported cases under investigation from Monday have also been linked to the outbreak, taking the total number of cases to 103, made up of 64 staff and 39 external to the facility.
  • Two positive cases in healthcare workers who work at Kyabram District Health Service identified as part of the service’s regular testing. Neither healthcare worker has worked while infectious. A small number of staff must now self-isolate for 14 days – but at this stage there are no patients or residents who fit the close contact criteria.

The cases were detected as a result of screening all dedicated residential aged care staff – including those on annual leave and days off – on Monday 18 May. A total of 75 swabs were undertaken, with 73 returning negative results.

  • One case linked to a worker on a construction site at a school in Melbourne’s south-east, who was asymptomatic when tested. The construction site has been closed for sanitation, and contacts are being followed up for testing and isolation.

The remaining cases are under investigation. 

There were no new cases related to outbreaks at aged care facilities. 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

96

13

STONNINGTON

91

 

BANYULE

90

1

BOROONDARA

67

3

GREATER GEELONG

66

 

MORELAND

63

9

BRIMBANK

61

8

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

61

2

CASEY

57

1

HUME

54

9

GLEN EIRA

51

5

WYNDHAM

51

3

MONASH

49

1

PORT PHILLIP

48

1

DAREBIN

40

3

FRANKSTON

39

 

MELTON

37

3

MOONEE VALLEY

37

 

INTERSTATE

35

7

BAYSIDE

31

 

WHITTLESEA

30

3

YARRA

30

3

MANNINGHAM

28

 

KINGSTON

26

 

NILLUMBIK

25

 

WHITEHORSE

24

1

YARRA RANGES

24

3

HOBSONS BAY

20

1

GREATER DANDENONG

17

 

MARIBYRNONG

17

2

CARDINIA

16

 

MAROONDAH

14

1

KNOX

13

 

GREATER SHEPPARTON

12

1

BALLARAT

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

 

CAMPASPE

4

2

LODDON

4

1

BENALLA

3

 

HORSHAM

3

 

MANSFIELD

3

 

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 

SWAN HILL

3

 

NOT STATED

2

 

HEPBURN

2

 

MOORABOOL

2

 

MURRINDINDI

2

1

OVERSEAS

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

 

WEST WIMMERA

1

 

WODONGA

1

 

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 

UNKNOWN

2

2