Media release
24 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,884, with 20 new cases reported yesterday.

Yesterday’s new cases are made up of seven linked to outbreaks, nine cases identified through routine testing, one case detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine and three cases under investigation.

There has been one new death reported, with a man in his 80's dying in hospital overnight. To date, 20 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 241 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 141 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, seven people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including two patients in intensive care. 1,721 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 1,884 cases, there have been 1,588 in metropolitan Melbourne and 241 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases is made up of 1,004 men and 880 women. More than 696,000 tests have been processed to date. 

Two of the new cases are staff members from Hampstead Dental in Maidstone. A previous case in a staff member had been notified to the department on Saturday, so appropriate public health measures were already underway, including cleaning and contact tracing. No patients have been identified as close contacts so far. The clinic remains closed. This takes the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to three.

Three new cases have been detected in close contacts of the current family outbreak in Keilor Downs. One of these is a social contact of a confirmed case and also a student at Keilor Downs Secondary College. All students, their families and staff from the college have been directed to the Melbourne Showgrounds for testing, regardless of whether they have symptoms. This takes the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to 15.

A new case has also been linked to the H&M Northland outbreak. This individual is a close contact of a known case and was already in quarantine. This takes the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to five.

One of the new cases is a close contact of a known case in a staff member at St Monica’s College in Epping. This new case has no other identified links to the school and has not been on campus. Contact tracing, testing and other public health actions are being taken at the school as appropriate. This takes the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to two.

“We have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus, but we are still seeing new cases in the community,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said. 

“This is the eighth consecutive day of double-digit case growth in Victoria, with a continuing and concerning number of new cases associated with transmission in households and families. 

“As a consequence, the Victorian Government has announced a tightening of the rules and has reduced the number of visitors you can have in your home to five. Outside of the home, people can now gather in groups of up to 10 only. 

“Don’t take this disease lightly. If you have any fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste - stay home, don’t go in to work and don’t visit friends and family. Get tested and stay at home until you get the result. 

“We are currently experiencing high demand at some of our testing sites. To find out where you can get tested near home go to the DHHS website, call your local doctor or the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

“It also remains critical to practice good hygiene in and outside the home – wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face. 

“Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home. 

“By practising these common-sense behaviours we can help keep ourselves, our families and communities safe.”

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.
  • 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 24/06/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

MELBOURNE

138

20

BRIMBANK

96

20

STONNINGTON

96

1

BANYULE

95

0

HUME

91

14

CASEY

81

9

MORELAND

76

8

BOROONDARA

75

2

GREATER GEELONG

66

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

64

2

WYNDHAM

59

2

GLEN EIRA

57

3

MONASH

52

0

INTERSTATE

51

3

DAREBIN

49

4

MELTON

49

5

PORT PHILLIP

48

1

MOONEE VALLEY

45

7

WHITTLESEA

43

9

FRANKSTON

40

0

BAYSIDE

34

2

MANNINGHAM

33

0

YARRA

33

1

KINGSTON

29

2

NILLUMBIK

27

1

WHITEHORSE

26

1

MARIBYRNONG

25

4

YARRA RANGES

25

0

CARDINIA

24

5

GREATER DANDENONG

24

4

HOBSONS BAY

19

0

KNOX

19

4

MAROONDAH

16

2

GREATER SHEPPARTON

13

0

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

MITCHELL

10

0

MACEDON RANGES

9

0

SURF COAST

9

0

GREATER BENDIGO

8

0

LATROBE

8

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

BAW BAW

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

1

MILDURA

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

SWAN HILL

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

MOORABOOL

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

OVERSEAS

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

UNKNOWN

2

2

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

Total

1884

141