Media Release
23 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,100.

The overall total has increased by 24 due to nine cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 10 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and five are under investigation.

Of today’s 10 cases linked to outbreaks, four are linked to aged care (Baptcare Wyndham Lodge, Estia Keilor, Japara Elanora and Edenvale Manor), four are linked to existing outbreaks (Alfred Hospital and Dandenong Police Station) and two are linked to complex cases which remain under investigation.

Of today’s 15 new cases, there are three cases in Greater Dandenong, two cases in Manningham, Moreland and Wyndham and singles cases in Boroondara, Frankston, Melton, Moonee Valley and Whittlesea. One case is subject to further investigation.

There have been five new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. One man aged in his 70s, two women in their 80s, one man in his 90s and one woman in her 100s. Three deaths occurred prior to yesterday.

All of today’s five deaths is linked to a known outbreak in an aged care facility. To date, 771 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 29.4 and regional Victoria is 1.1. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.

The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days is 41 for metropolitan Melbourne and zero for regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4268 cases may indicate community transmission – no change since yesterday
  • 554 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 75 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including eight in intensive care
  • 18,713 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,609,485 test results have been received which is an increase of 15,741 since yesterday.

Of the 554 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 537 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap
  • 14 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap
  • 3 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • Colac Otway has 5 active cases, Greater Geelong has two active cases, Greater Bendigo has one active case and Ballarat has no active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,710 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1192 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9581 men and 10,506 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3510, active cases: 73
  • There are 284 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 256 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 219 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 166 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 131 cases have been linked to BlueCross Ruckers Hill Aged Care Facility in Northcote
  • 128 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 124 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 122 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 121 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 108 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee

In Victoria there are currently four active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 0; Total Staff cases: 4
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 3 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 1 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Non-aged care outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:

  • 19 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 43)
  • 12 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 18)
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Alfred Hospital (total cases: 11)
  • 3 active cases are currently linked to Dandenong Police Station (total cases: 18)

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 

2238 

68 

BRIMBANK 

2036 

95 

HUME 

1647 

42 

WHITTLESEA 

1197 

14 

MELTON 

1136 

43 

MORELAND 

1042 

32 

CASEY 

1040 

35 

MELBOURNE 

879 

23 

MOONEE VALLEY 

805 

41 

DAREBIN 

648 

13 

MARIBYRNONG 

595 

16 

GREATER DANDENONG 

514 

15 

HOBSONS BAY 

491 

33 

YARRA 

456 

BANYULE 

439 

GREATER GEELONG 

366 

MONASH 

313 

KINGSTON 

300 

PORT PHILLIP 

290 

BOROONDARA 

267 

STONNINGTON 

252 

YARRA RANGES 

251 

BAYSIDE 

250 

FRANKSTON 

239 

GLEN EIRA 

219 

CARDINIA 

207 

WHITEHORSE 

207 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA 

181 

MANNINGHAM 

168 

KNOX 

160 

NILLUMBIK 

138 

COLAC OTWAY 

136 

MAROONDAH 

105 

GREATER BENDIGO 

102 

INTERSTATE 

97 

MITCHELL 

85 

MACEDON RANGES 

58 

BALLARAT 

57 

LATROBE 

57 

GREATER SHEPPARTON 

49 

MOORABOOL 

39 

GLENELG 

20 

GOLDEN PLAINS 

18 

SURF COAST 

17 

BAW BAW 

15 

WELLINGTON 

15 

HORSHAM 

14 

WARRNAMBOOL 

13 

MOIRA 

12 

BASS COAST 

11 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND 

11 

MANSFIELD 

10 

CAMPASPE 

MOUNT ALEXANDER 

MURRINDINDI 

ARARAT 

MILDURA 

EAST GIPPSLAND 

SWAN HILL 

LODDON 

OVERSEAS 

BENALLA 

CORANGAMITE 

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 

PYRENEES 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 

GANNAWARRA 

HEPBURN 

QUEENSCLIFFE 

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 

STRATHBOGIE 

WANGARATTA 

WODONGA 

ALPINE 

INDIGO 

MOYNE 

WEST WIMMERA 

YARRIAMBIACK 

BULOKE 

HINDMARSH 

TOWONG 

UNKNOWN 

97 

Total 

20100 

554