Media release
21 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 179 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 17,852.

The overall total has increased by 169 due to 10 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 42 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 137 are under investigation.

There have been nine new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man in his 60s, one woman in her 70s, two women in their 80s, two men in their 80s, one women in her 90s, one man in his 90s and one man in his 100s.

Seven of the nine new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 385 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3808 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 4421 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 626 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 40 in intensive care
  • 12,940 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,049,235 test results have been received which is an increase of 20,326 since yesterday.

Of the total cases:

  • 16,426 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1081 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8563 men and 9260 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2607 active cases: 668
  • There are 1732 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 209 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 194 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 158 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 152 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 132 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 113 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 113 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 112 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 110 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 107 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury

In Victoria there are currently 62 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total Resident cases: 13; Total Staff cases: 49
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 46 (13 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 16 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

The Victorian Government last year transferred 547 disability residential homes and staff to five non-government providers which represents approximately 43 per cent of the accommodation market.

Residents in these homes are NDIS clients, and these residential services are currently funded as part of Victoria’s annual $2.5 billion contribution to the NDIS. These homes are scheduled to be transferred to the NDIS by the end of the year. 

The total number of people receiving disability accommodation/respite services in Victoria is approximately 6500.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 156 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 154 cases have been linked to Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
  • 65 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 55 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry
  • 37 cases have been linked to Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
  • 32 cases have been linked to Diamond Valley Pork
  • 28 cases have been linked to Coles distribution centre in Laverton

The Department is also investigating cases linked to The Melbourne Clinic in Richmond, St John of God Rehabilitation Centre in Frankston, the Royal Women’s Hospital Outpatients Pregnancy Clinic and Plenty Residential Services in Bundoora.  

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

1930

467

BRIMBANK

1798

401

HUME

1486

318

WHITTLESEA

1109

295

MELTON

1012

275

MORELAND

924

256

MELBOURNE

848

139

CASEY

834

205

MOONEE VALLEY

701

107

DAREBIN

584

221

MARIBYRNONG

519

121

BANYULE

424

55

YARRA

423

74

GREATER DANDENONG

401

125

HOBSONS BAY

370

130

GREATER GEELONG

335

109

KINGSTON

261

106

MONASH

251

55

BOROONDARA

246

49

STONNINGTON

241

28

YARRA RANGES

234

80

PORT PHILLIP

221

52

FRANKSTON

199

75

GLEN EIRA

186

40

BAYSIDE

185

89

WHITEHORSE

183

31

CARDINIA

170

43

MANNINGHAM

163

33

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

155

58

KNOX

144

29

NILLUMBIK

127

44

COLAC OTWAY

97

12

MAROONDAH

97

21

GREATER BENDIGO

96

25

INTERSTATE

93

4

MITCHELL

77

18

BALLARAT

60

13

MACEDON RANGES

56

16

GREATER SHEPPARTON

47

18

LATROBE

46

13

MOORABOOL

30

8

GLENELG

19

4

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

1

SURF COAST

17

4

WELLINGTON

17

3

BAW BAW

14

3

WARRNAMBOOL

13

7

HORSHAM

12

2

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

1

BASS COAST

11

2

MOIRA

11

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

0

MANSFIELD

9

1

MURRINDINDI

9

4

ARARAT

7

1

CAMPASPE

7

1

MILDURA

6

1

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

INDIGO

2

1

MOYNE

2

0

PYRENEES

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

247

126

Total

17852

4421