Media release
22 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 484 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 6739.

The overall total has increased by 450, after 34 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 97 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 387 are under investigation. 

Two new deaths have been reported since yesterday.  They are both men aged in their 90s that are linked to known outbreaks.  To date, 44 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1116 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3408 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 205 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 40 in intensive care
  • 3184 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 6204 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 384 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 3432 men and 3222 women
  • More than 1,385,900 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 469, active cases: 187 
  • There are currently 383 cases in 45 aged care settings

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

  • 291 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 57 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:

  • 69 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 54 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 37 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 30 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care in Craigieburn
  • 26 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Heidelberg 
  • 20 cases have been linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee 
  • 18 cases have been linked to Embracia Aged Care Moonee Valley in Avondale Heights
  • 61 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 47 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 24 cases have been linked to LaManna in Essendon 
  • 17 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 

There has also been a new outbreak identified in aged care at Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth with two cases in staff and one case in a resident.

As investigations 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 tonight (Wednesday 22 July).

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, children under 12, those who have a professional reason or during strenuous exercise.

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

“These restrictions are 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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

666

329

WYNDHAM

651

412

BRIMBANK

579

358

MELBOURNE

495

275

MOONEE VALLEY

417

206

MORELAND

374

207

WHITTLESEA

305

190

BANYULE

264

145

MELTON

253

147

CASEY

247

106

YARRA

198

127

MARIBYRNONG

174

103

DAREBIN

172

85

STONNINGTON

147

35

BOROONDARA

134

46

HOBSONS BAY

117

65

MONASH

107

40

PORT PHILLIP

99

35

GREATER GEELONG

91

18

GREATER DANDENONG

86

54

WHITEHORSE

85

50

INTERSTATE

84

6

MANNINGHAM

83

39

GLEN EIRA

81

21

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

76

11

KINGSTON

71

33

FRANKSTON

56

13

BAYSIDE

52

16

NILLUMBIK

51

21

CARDINIA

46

19

KNOX

46

18

YARRA RANGES

41

11

MAROONDAH

34

15

MITCHELL

34

13

COLAC OTWAY

26

26

BALLARAT

21

10

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

MACEDON RANGES

14

4

LATROBE

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

SURF COAST

12

2

MOIRA

11

0

BAW BAW

9

4

GOLDEN PLAINS

9

8

MOORABOOL

8

5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

8

3

HORSHAM

7

4

BASS COAST

6

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

SWAN HILL

6

2

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

GLENELG

4

3

LODDON

4

1

MANSFIELD

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

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

CORANGAMITE

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

59

54

Total

6739

3408