Media release
21 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1836, with 19 new cases reported yesterday.

Yesterday’s new cases are made up of four linked to known outbreaks, three cases identified through routine testing, four cases detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine and eight cases under investigation.

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

There have been 210 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 121 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, seven people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including two patients in intensive care. 1694 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 1836 cases, there have been 1534 in metropolitan Melbourne and 239 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases is made up of 983 men and 853 women. More than 660,000 tests have been processed to date. 

Three new cases are linked to an outbreak at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, taking the total in this outbreak to 12. After further investigation one previously linked case has been removed from the total. Investigations into potential sources of transmission, testing of staff and follow up discussions with close contacts are ongoing. 

Two more cases have been identified in children attending school while infectious. A student at St Mary’s Primary School in Hampton tested positive yesterday. The Department is working with the school to ensure that all public health actions are taken including contact tracing, testing and cleaning. 

Investigations have established that a case previously linked to a current family outbreak in Keilor Downs attended Keilor Downs College two days while infectious. The school will conduct a deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas. Contact tracing is under way and testing will be undertaken as appropriate. The Keilor Downs outbreak has 11 associated cases, living in nine households. 

A child has tested positive after being identified as a household contact of a positive case in the Coburg family outbreak. That outbreak has a total of 14 linked cases, focused on members of the same extended family living across multiple households. 

One new case detected in routine testing yesterday is a footballer at the Essendon Football Club. Close contacts are being notified and will be required to quarantine for 14 days, and further contact tracing is under way. Appropriate cleaning of shared facilities and further testing will be undertaken as required. 

One new case detected in routine testing yesterday is an employee at Grill’d Highpoint. The employee worked one day while infectious last week and is now isolating. Contact tracing is underway, and the food outlet will undergo a deep clean. 

“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 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 21 June 2020

LGA

Total confirmed cases (ever)

Currently active cases

MELBOURNE

135

23

STONNINGTON

96

1

BANYULE

95

0

BRIMBANK

85

10

HUME

82

9

CASEY

80

9

BOROONDARA

75

2

MORELAND

72

5

GREATER GEELONG

66

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

63

1

WYNDHAM

57

1

GLEN EIRA

55

2

MONASH

53

2

INTERSTATE

50

4

DAREBIN

47

3

PORT PHILLIP

47

0

MELTON

46

2

MOONEE VALLEY

41

3

FRANKSTON

40

0

WHITTLESEA

39

5

BAYSIDE

34

2

MANNINGHAM

33

2

YARRA

33

1

KINGSTON

27

0

NILLUMBIK

26

1

WHITEHORSE

26

1

YARRA RANGES

25

0

CARDINIA

23

6

GREATER DANDENONG

23

3

MARIBYRNONG

23

5

HOBSONS BAY

19

0

KNOX

18

3

MAROONDAH

16

3

GREATER SHEPPARTON

13

0

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

MITCHELL

10

0

UNKNOWN

11

11

MACEDON RANGES

9

0

SURF COAST

9

0

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:

1836

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