Media Release
24 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,105.  

The overall total has increased by five due to seven cases being reclassified. 

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

Of today’s eight cases linked to outbreaks, five are linked to aged care (Estia Keilor, Edenvale Manor and Princeton View), one is linked to an existing outbreak (Casey community) and two are linked to complex cases which remain under investigation. 

Of today’s 12 new cases, there are two cases in Brimbank and Moonee Valley and single cases in Casey, Hume, Melton, Monash and Wyndham. Three cases are subject to further investigation. 

There have been two new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. Two women aged in their 80s.  

Both of those deaths are linked to known aged care facility outbreaks. To date, 773 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria. 

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 26.7 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 37 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: 

  • 4267 cases may indicate community transmission – a decrease of one since yesterday  
  • 532 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 67 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including eight in intensive care 
  • 18,738 people have recovered from the virus 
  • A total of 2,622,822 test results have been received which is an increase of 13,337 since yesterday. 

Of the 532 current active cases in Victoria: 

  • 517 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the First Step of our roadmap 
  • 10 are in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap 
  • 5 are either unknown or subject to further investigation 
  • Colac Otway has 2 active cases, Greater Geelong and Greater Bendigo have one active case and Ballarat has no active cases. 

Of the total cases: 

  • 18,713 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1192 are from regional Victoria 
  • Total cases include 9586 men and 10,506 women 
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3514, active cases: 83 
  • There are 274 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 
  • 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  
  • 127 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 
  • 108 cases have been linked to Kalyna Aged Care Facility in Delahey 

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: 

  • 18 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 44) 
  • 16 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 19) 
  • 10 active cases are currently linked to Alfred Hospital (total cases: 11) 

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)
ALPINE 1 0
ARARAT 7 0
BALLARAT 57 0
BANYULE 438 6
BASS COAST 11 0
BAW BAW 15 0
BAYSIDE 250 6
BENALLA 3 0
BOROONDARA 267 4
BRIMBANK 2035 87
BULOKE 0 0
CAMPASPE 9 0
CARDINIA 207 3
CASEY 1042 33
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 2 0
COLAC OTWAY 136 2
CORANGAMITE 3 0
DAREBIN 647 11
EAST GIPPSLAND 5 0
FRANKSTON 239 3
GANNAWARRA 2 0
GLEN EIRA 219 1
GLENELG 20 0
GOLDEN PLAINS 18 0
GREATER BENDIGO 102 1
GREATER DANDENONG 513 14
GREATER GEELONG 366 1
GREATER SHEPPARTON 49 0
HEPBURN 2 0
HINDMARSH 0 0
HOBSONS BAY 491 35
HORSHAM 14 1
HUME 1648 43
INDIGO 1 0
KINGSTON 299 3
KNOX 160 2
LATROBE 57 2
LODDON 4 0
MACEDON RANGES 58 2
MANNINGHAM 167 4
MANSFIELD 10 0
MARIBYRNONG 596 16
MAROONDAH 104 1
MELBOURNE 879 21
MELTON 1137 45
MILDURA 6 0
MITCHELL 85 0
MOIRA 12 0
MONASH 314 2
MOONEE VALLEY 807 40
MOORABOOL 39 1
MORELAND 1042 31
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 181 0
MOUNT ALEXANDER 9 0
MOYNE 1 0
MURRINDINDI 9 0
NILLUMBIK 138 3
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3 0
OVERSEAS 4 0
PORT PHILLIP 290 9
PYRENEES 3 0
QUEENSCLIFFE 2 0
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 11 0
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 2 0
STONNINGTON 252 1
STRATHBOGIE 2 0
SURF COAST 17 0
SWAN HILL 5 0
TOWONG 0 0
WANGARATTA 2 0
WARRNAMBOOL 13 0
WELLINGTON 15 0
WEST WIMMERA 1 0
WHITEHORSE 207 3
WHITTLESEA 1197 15
WODONGA 2 0
WYNDHAM 2240 69
YARRA 456 4
YARRA RANGES 251 2
YARRIAMBIACK 1 0
INTERSTATE 97 0
UNKNOWN 99 5
Total 20105 532