Media release
23 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 208 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 18,231.

The overall total has increased by 202 due to six cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 46 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 162 are under investigation.

There have been 17 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man and one woman aged in their 60s, three men in their 70s, six men and four women in their 80s and two men in their 90s.

Eleven of the 17 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 415 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3920 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 4012 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 585 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 32 in intensive care
  • 13,708 people have recovered from the virus
  •  A total of 2,091,328 test results have been received which is an increase of 20,747 since yesterday.

Of the total cases:

  • 16,674 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1096 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8735 men and 9462 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2693 active cases: 536
  • There are 1616 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 210 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 193 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
  • 156 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 133 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 115 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 114 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 113 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 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 57 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total Resident cases: 13; Total Staff cases: 44
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 42 (13 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 15 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Key outbreaks with new cases include:

  • 211 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 158 cases have been linked to JBS Brooklyn
  • 83 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
  • 35 cases have been linked to Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • 35 cases have been linked to AusFresh in Broadmeadows
  • 21 cases have been linked to the Vawdrey Australia in Dandenong South

 
The Department is also investigating cases linked to Princeton View Aged care in Brighton, Estia Health aged care facility in Keysborough, a ward at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Western Private Hospital in Footscray, the Laming racing stable in Cranbourne and Channel 10 Studio in Docklands.

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

1965

406

BRIMBANK

1810

354

HUME

1503

284

WHITTLESEA

1123

252

MELTON

1016

239

MORELAND

935

236

DAREBIN

594

197

CASEY

857

182

UNKNOWN

357

140

MELBOURNE

855

137

HOBSONS BAY

386

129

GREATER DANDENONG

418

122

MARIBYRNONG

525

113

MOONEE VALLEY

707

94

KINGSTON

263

92

GREATER GEELONG

339

90

BAYSIDE

194

82

YARRA RANGES

236

78

YARRA

428

70

FRANKSTON

203

69

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

162

59

BANYULE

429

53

PORT PHILLIP

228

53

MONASH

259

52

BOROONDARA

251

46

NILLUMBIK

129

43

CARDINIA

173

33

GLEN EIRA

187

30

MANNINGHAM

164

30

KNOX

147

26

STONNINGTON

244

26

GREATER BENDIGO

97

24

WHITEHORSE

183

21

MAROONDAH

100

19

MITCHELL

82

19

GREATER SHEPPARTON

47

16

MACEDON RANGES

56

15

COLAC OTWAY

98

12

LATROBE

46

11

MOORABOOL

34

11

INTERSTATE

99

9

WARRNAMBOOL

13

7

BALLARAT

60

5

SURF COAST

18

5

MURRINDINDI

9

4

WELLINGTON

17

3

BASS COAST

11

2

GLENELG

19

2

HORSHAM

12

2

ARARAT

7

1

BAW BAW

14

1

CAMPASPE

7

1

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

4

1

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

1

MANSFIELD

9

1

MILDURA

6

1

ALPINE

1

0

BENALLA

3

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MOIRA

11

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

0

MOYNE

1

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

PYRENEES

2

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

Total

18,231

4,012