Media Release
20 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,042.

The overall total has increased by eight due to six cases being reclassified.

This is the lowest number of new cases since 19 June, when we reported 13 cases in the past 24-hour period.

Within Victoria, 12 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and two are under investigation.

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, which is why there are now only two cases under investigation, as opposed to five this morning.

There have been five new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. Two men in their 80s, two women in their 80s and one woman in their 90s. All five deaths occurred prior to yesterday. One previous death was reclassified, resulting in a net increase of four deaths since yesterday.

All of today’s five deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 761 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 36.2 and regional Victoria is 1.8. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days

The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days is 52 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero for regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4267 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of seven since yesterday
  • 743 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 94 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 8 in intensive care
  • 18,473 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,575,457 test results have been received which is an increase of 12,461 since yesterday.

Of the 743 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 715 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap
  • 26 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap
  • 1 is either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 1 is an interstate resident
  • Colac Otway has 12 active cases, Greater Geelong has two active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,653 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1197 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9556 men and 10,473 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3496, active cases: 117
  • There are 376 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 255 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 216 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 130 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 128 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 121 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 119 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

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

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

Non-aged care outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 30 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 43)
  • 14 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 16)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Wydinia Kindergarten (total cases: 16)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 17)
  • 6 active cases are currently linked to the Alfred Hospital (total cases: 7)

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)

BRIMBANK

2031

103

WYNDHAM

2225

87

MELTON

1132

70

CASEY

1043

61

HUME

1644

56

MOONEE VALLEY

800

50

HOBSONS BAY

487

40

MORELAND

1037

38

MELBOURNE

881

28

PORT PHILLIP

286

23

WHITTLESEA

1200

23

GREATER DANDENONG

508

19

MARIBYRNONG

593

16

BAYSIDE

250

15

DAREBIN

647

14

COLAC OTWAY

136

12

GLEN EIRA

219

9

KINGSTON

306

9

BANYULE

435

7

CARDINIA

207

7

MANNINGHAM

168

6

STONNINGTON

254

6

LATROBE

57

5

WHITEHORSE

207

5

YARRA

456

5

BOROONDARA

260

3

MONASH

312

3

YARRA RANGES

250

3

FRANKSTON

233

2

GREATER GEELONG

363

2

KNOX

161

2

MACEDON RANGES

58

2

MAROONDAH

105

2

MOORABOOL

40

2

NILLUMBIK

133

2

BAW BAW

15

1

GREATER BENDIGO

105

1

HORSHAM

14

1

INTERSTATE

97

1

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

183

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BALLARAT

58

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

BULOKE

0

0

CAMPASPE

9

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

CORANGAMITE

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

GREATER SHEPPARTON

49

0

HEPBURN

2

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MANSFIELD

10

0

MILDURA

6

0

MITCHELL

86

0

MOIRA

12

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

OVERSEAS

4

0

PYRENEES

3

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SURF COAST

18

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

TOWONG

0

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WARRNAMBOOL

13

0

WELLINGTON

15

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

91

1

Total

20042

743