Media release
23 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 403 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 7125.

The overall total has increased by 386 due to cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 69 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 334 are under investigation. 

There have been five new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  They were a man in his 50s and a man in his 70s that were not linked to known outbreaks.  A woman in her 70s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s have also died and are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities.  To date, 49 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1154 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3630 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 201 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 40 in intensive care
  • 3298 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 6558 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 398 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 3607 men and 3442 women
  • More than 1,413,100 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 529, active cases: 239 
  • There are currently 447 cases linked to 35 aged care sites that have active cases

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

  • 293 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 60 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:

  • 182 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College 
  • 73 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 67 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 55 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged care in Essendon
  • 34 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Heidelberg 
  • 33 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care in Craigieburn
  • 21 cases have been linked to Baptcare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee 
  • 20 cases have been linked to Embracia Aged Care Moonee Valley in Avondale Heights
  • 72 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 58 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 29 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 21 cases have been linked to Clever Kids Childcare in Ashburton
  • 10 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown

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 are now required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons. 

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

Confirmed cases by LGA 23/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

694

439

HUME

693

335

BRIMBANK

643

411

MELBOURNE

516

276

MOONEE VALLEY

433

214

MORELAND

396

222

WHITTLESEA

334

213

MELTON

277

165

BANYULE

265

140

CASEY

261

116

YARRA

205

124

MARIBYRNONG

186

107

DAREBIN

181

86

STONNINGTON

149

35

BOROONDARA

141

49

HOBSONS BAY

121

67

MONASH

109

41

PORT PHILLIP

102

37

GREATER DANDENONG

97

63

GREATER GEELONG

97

23

MANNINGHAM

89

39

WHITEHORSE

87

46

GLEN EIRA

84

24

INTERSTATE

84

6

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

77

12

KINGSTON

72

33

FRANKSTON

59

15

BAYSIDE

54

18

NILLUMBIK

52

22

KNOX

50

22

CARDINIA

48

21

YARRA RANGES

46

16

MAROONDAH

37

17

MITCHELL

34

11

COLAC OTWAY

26

26

BALLARAT

23

11

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

MACEDON RANGES

15

5

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

SURF COAST

14

4

LATROBE

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

MOIRA

11

0

BAW BAW

9

3

GOLDEN PLAINS

9

8

MOORABOOL

9

6

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

0

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

WANGARATTA

3

1

CORANGAMITE

2

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

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

80

75

Total

7125

3630