Media release
21 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 374 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 6289.

The overall total has increased by 347, after 27 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 62 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 312 are under investigation. 

Three new deaths have been reported since yesterday.  They are three women aged in their 80s, 90s and 100s. Two of the deaths are linked to known outbreaks.  To date, 42 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1074 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3147 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 174 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 36 in intensive care
  • 3078 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 5763 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 382 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 3226 men and 3002 women
  • More than 1,361,200 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 446, active cases: 169 

Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows: 

  • 289 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 55 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton. Investigations are continuing into if and/or how these cases are linked. 

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 175 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 60 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 13 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 38 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 42 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 51 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 15 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
  • 31 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 9 cases have been linked to Melbourne City Mission in Albion
  • 15 cases have been linked to St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 24 cases have been linked to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
  • 17 cases have been linked to Embracia Aged Care Moonee Valley in Avondale Heights

There have also been new outbreaks identified in aged care with both Iris Manor in Ashburton and Mercy Place in Parkville notifying single cases, while two cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care.

As interviews are undertaken throughout the day, these outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks.

People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons. To give people time to purchase or make a face covering, this new rule will be enforced from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July.

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, kids under 12 years of age, those who have a professional reason or if it’s just not practical – like when running.

Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions are in force across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

“These restrictions have become necessary because of the sharp increase in cases,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

“If you live in these areas, there are only four reasons to leave your home: shopping for food and essential items; care and caregiving; daily exercise; and work and study - if you can’t do it from home. 

“These are tough measures, but this virus is not selective - it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks.”

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. 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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 21/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

626

308

WYNDHAM

588

370

BRIMBANK

495

289

MELBOURNE

462

272

MOONEE VALLEY

402

212

MORELAND

349

191

WHITTLESEA

270

166

BANYULE

242

130

CASEY

240

103

MELTON

233

135

YARRA

183

119

DAREBIN

168

88

MARIBYRNONG

161

95

STONNINGTON

146

38

BOROONDARA

129

43

HOBSONS BAY

113

65

MONASH

99

37

PORT PHILLIP

97

34

GREATER GEELONG

90

18

INTERSTATE

83

5

MANNINGHAM

82

39

WHITEHORSE

82

48

GLEN EIRA

78

18

GREATER DANDENONG

76

44

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

76

11

KINGSTON

63

26

FRANKSTON

55

12

BAYSIDE

51

15

CARDINIA

45

18

KNOX

42

14

NILLUMBIK

41

11

YARRA RANGES

38

8

MITCHELL

34

14

MAROONDAH

31

13

COLAC OTWAY

27

27

BALLARAT

20

9

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

MACEDON RANGES

14

4

SURF COAST

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

LATROBE

12

3

MOIRA

11

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

9

8

BAW BAW

8

3

MOORABOOL

8

5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

8

3

HORSHAM

7

4

BASS COAST

6

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

GLENELG

4

3

LODDON

4

1

MANSFIELD

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

CORANGAMITE

2

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

0

0

PYRENEES

0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

56

53

TOTAL

6289

3147