Media release
24 April 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,343 – an increase of six from yesterday.

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 16 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The total number of cases is made up of 697 men and 646 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 135 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 27 people are in hospital, including 11 patients in intensive care. 1,254 people have recovered. More than 96,000 tests have been completed.

Of the total 1,343 cases, there have been 1,062 in metropolitan Melbourne and 243 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

The department is investigating a number of notified cases of coronavirus at a private inpatient psychiatric facility.

At this time there are 14 known cases linked to this outbreak, including five patients. 

The department is actively working with the facility to ensure appropriate isolation, quarantine, contact tracing and other public health actions are in place.

Since first becoming aware of these cases, the department has been expanding our public health actions with the facility.

Due to this being a high-risk setting, we are undertaking active surveillance and contact tracing, while also working with the facility to put additional quarantine measures in place among staff and patients as a precaution.

All the relevant cleaning and decontamination processes have been followed.

The facility is currently not accepting any new admissions.

“Our daily case numbers are still low which is encouraging. They prove that our physical distancing measures are working but this is not a time to relax our strong approach – this disease can get away from you very quickly as we have seen in cities overseas,” Victoria’s Chief Health Office Professor Sutton said.

“We thank Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.

“Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they’re in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so as well.

“Physical distancing will save lives. Everyone needs to comply with restrictions in place to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe. Our message is clear: if you can stay home, you must stay home.”

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Media inquiries:

Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Cases by Local Government Areas 

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.

Stonnington (C) 87
Banyule (C) 83
Melbourne (C) 67
Greater Geelong (C) - 63
Boroondara (C) - 61
Mornington Peninsula (S) - 60
Casey (C) - 53
Moreland (C) - 51
Glen Eira (C) - 46
Port Phillip (C) - 46
Monash (C) - 45
Hume (C) - 37
Frankston (C) - 36
Moonee Valley (C) - 36
Darebin (C) - 34
Brimbank (C) - 33
Bayside (C) - 30
Interstate - 30
Manningham (C) - 29
Wyndham (C) - 28
Kingston (C) - 25
Yarra (C) - 25
Whitehorse (C) - 22
Whittlesea (C) - 22
Nillumbik (S) - 21
Yarra Ranges (S) - 21
Melton (C) - 18
Greater Dandenong (C) - 14
Cardinia (S) - 13
Hobsons Bay (C) - 13
Knox (C) - 12
Maroondah (C) - 11
Moira (S) - 11
Greater Shepparton (C) - 10
Maribyrnong (C) - 10
Surf Coast (S) - 10
Wellington (S) - 10
Ballarat (C) - 9
Greater Bendigo (C) - 9
Mitchell (S) - 9
Latrobe (C) - 7
Macedon Ranges (S) - 7
Overseas - 7
Mount Alexander (S) - 6
Baw Baw (S) - 5
Mildura (RC) - 5
South Gippsland (S) - 5
Warrnambool (C) - 5
Bass Coast (S) - 4
Benalla (RC) - 3
Horsham (RC) - 3
Loddon (S) - 3
Mansfield (S) - 3
Northern Grampians (S) - 3
Swan Hill (RC) - 3
Campaspe (S) - 2
Hepburn (S) - 2
Southern Grampians (S) - 2
Strathbogie (S) - 2
Wangaratta (RC) - 2
Ararat (RC) - 1
Central Goldfields (S) - 1
Corangamite (S) - 1
East Gippsland (S) - 1
Gannawarra (S) - 1
Glenelg (S) - 1
Golden Plains (S) - 1
Moorabool (S) - 1
Moyne (S) - 1
Murrindindi (S) - 1
West Wimmera (S) - 1
Wodonga (RC) - 1
Yarriambiack (S) - 1
Unknown - 1