Media release
24 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 116 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 18,330.

The overall total has increased by 99 due to 17 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 29 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 87 are under investigation.

There have been 15 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: Five men and three women aged in their 80s, four women and two men in their 90s and one woman aged in her 100s.

All of the new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 430 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4028 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3731 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 629 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 31 in intensive care
  • 14,077 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,106,139 test results have been received which is an increase of 14,811 since yesterday.

Of the 3,731 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 3332 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 232 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 158 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 9 are interstate residents 
  • Greater Geelong has 88 active cases, Bendigo has 24 active cases and Ballarat has six active cases

Of the total cases:

  • 16,744 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1104 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8776 men and 9511 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2744 active cases: 476
  • There are 1568 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 211 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 195 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 160 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 159 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 138 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 119 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 118 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 114 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 110 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury 
  • 109 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

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:

  • 54 cases have been linked to Peninsula Health
  • 31 cases have been linked to the Vawdrey Australia in Dandenong South

The Department is also investigating cases linked to the Melbourne Safe Injecting Room and the Best Western in Melbourne. 

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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 24/08/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

1970

380

BRIMBANK

1821

334

HUME

1505

247

WHITTLESEA

1127

235

MELTON

1025

209

MORELAND

939

225

CASEY

868

167

MELBOURNE

854

119

MOONEE VALLEY

706

85

DAREBIN

599

193

MARIBYRNONG

529

115

BANYULE

433

53

YARRA

427

59

GREATER DANDENONG

418

112

HOBSONS BAY

388

121

GREATER GEELONG

342

88

KINGSTON

261

81

MONASH

259

45

BOROONDARA

250

41

STONNINGTON

244

22

YARRA RANGES

237

71

PORT PHILLIP

230

40

FRANKSTON

208

66

BAYSIDE

197

79

GLEN EIRA

186

21

WHITEHORSE

183

18

CARDINIA

176

30

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

163

55

MANNINGHAM

162

28

KNOX

148

24

NILLUMBIK

129

39

MAROONDAH

102

18

INTERSTATE

100

9

GREATER BENDIGO

97

24

COLAC OTWAY

97

11

MITCHELL

83

19

BALLARAT

61

6

MACEDON RANGES

57

14

GREATER SHEPPARTON

49

17

LATROBE

46

11

MOORABOOL

33

9

GLENELG

19

2

SURF COAST

18

5

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

WELLINGTON

17

3

BAW BAW

14

1

WARRNAMBOOL

13

7

HORSHAM

12

2

BASS COAST

11

1

MOIRA

11

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

0

MURRINDINDI

9

4

MANSFIELD

9

1

ARARAT

7

1

CAMPASPE

7

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

6

3

MILDURA

6

1

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

CORANGAMITE

2

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

PYRENEES

2

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

INDIGO

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

377

158

Total

18330

3731