Media release
24 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 300 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 7405.

The overall total has increased by 280 due to 20 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 51 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 249 are under investigation. 

There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  They were two men and two women aged in their 80s and two men and one woman aged in their 90s. Five of the deaths are linked to aged care facilities.  To date, 56 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1181 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3734 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 206 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 41 in intensive care
  • 3450 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 6825 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 424 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 3737 men and 3574 women
  • More than 1,437,200 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 601, active cases: 300 

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

  • 296 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 61 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:

  • 73 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 68 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 37 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care in Craigieburn
  • 35 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Heidelberg 
  • 44 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged care facility in Werribee
  • 20 cases have been linked to Regis Aged Care in Brighton
  • 74 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 62 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn 
  • 57 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 43 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 11 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds
  • 9 cases have been linked to AMSSA in North Melbourne
  • 6 cases have been linked to the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre
  • 3 cases have been linked Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North
  • 3 cases linked to Sims Metal Management in Brooklyn
  • 2 cases have been linked to Don KR Castlemaine

Cases have been linked to five new aged care facilities: Outlook Gardens aged care facility in Dandenong North; BlueCross Riverlea in Avondale Heights; Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette’s Aged Care Residence in Sunshine North; Fronditha Care in St Albans; and Japara Yarra West in Yarraville.

In education, cases have been identified at three new sites: Nino Early Learning in Bundoora; Impact English College in the city; and Tarneit Senior College.

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 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 24/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

730

460

HUME

717

343

BRIMBANK

683

436

MELBOURNE

518

263

MOONEE VALLEY

449

207

MORELAND

413

227

WHITTLESEA

358

228

MELTON

287

169

CASEY

276

130

BANYULE

275

139

YARRA

211

123

MARIBYRNONG

195

107

DAREBIN

184

83

STONNINGTON

151

36

BOROONDARA

145

50

HOBSONS BAY

125

64

MONASH

112

43

GREATER DANDENONG

104

70

GREATER GEELONG

103

29

PORT PHILLIP

102

35

WHITEHORSE

93

45

MANNINGHAM

90

36

GLEN EIRA

87

27

INTERSTATE

85

7

KINGSTON

78

38

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

78

13

UNKNOWN

66

62

FRANKSTON

61

18

BAYSIDE

59

23

NILLUMBIK

53

22

CARDINIA

51

23

KNOX

51

22

YARRA RANGES

51

20

COLAC OTWAY

43

43

MAROONDAH

38

18

MITCHELL

34

11

BALLARAT

23

11

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

1

MACEDON RANGES

16

6

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

SURF COAST

14

4

LATROBE

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

MOIRA

11

0

BAW BAW

9

3

GOLDEN PLAINS

9

6

MOORABOOL

9

6

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

9

4

HORSHAM

8

5

MOUNT ALEXANDER

7

1

BASS COAST

6

1

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

CORANGAMITE

2

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

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

Total

7405

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