The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,947, with 30 new cases reported yesterday.

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,947, with 30 new cases reported yesterday.

Yesterday’s new cases are made up of five cases detected in a returned travellers in hotel quarantine, seven linked to outbreaks, five cases identified through routine testing, and 13 cases under investigation.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 20 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 245 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 183 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, six people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including one patient in intensive care. 1,742 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 1,947 cases, there have been 1,624 in metropolitan Melbourne and 241 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases is made up of 1,038 men and 909 women. More than 736,000 tests have been processed to date.

Of the new cases linked to outbreaks, three are linked to a social gathering in Wollert. Two of the new cases are close contacts of existing cases, while the third is student from St Monica’s College, Epping. There is no established link between the social gathering and the student at this time, however contact tracing and testing in on going. The student also worked at McDonald’s in Mill Park while infectious. The Department is working with McDonald’s to complete necessary public health actions. These new cases bring the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to eight. The risk of anyone visiting the McDonald’s contracting the virus is very low.

Three new cases are linked to the North Melbourne family outbreak, with all of them also being close contacts of known cases. Two existing cases have also now been linked to this outbreak, bringing the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to 15.

One new case has also been linked to the Coburg family outbreak, with a known close contact returning a positive test. This brings the total number of cases linked to this outbreak to 15.

Two cases have been notified in two separate childcare settings, with a child from the Smartie Pants Early Learning Centre in Diamond Creek and a child from the Goodstart Early Learning in Box Hill returning positive results overnight. Both children attended their respective centres while infectious and appropriate public health actions are currently being undertaken, including cleaning and contact tracing.

A case has also been notified in a healthcare worker linked to the Orygen Youth Health facility in Footscray. It is believed the worker completed shifts while infectious. Contact tracing is underway and any close contacts, including patients and other staff members, has been tested and placed into quarantine. The Department is working with Melbourne Health to ensure other appropriate public health actions are being taken at the site.

The Victorian Government yesterday launched a targeted blitz across ten priority suburbs with a team of 800 testers to zero-in on community transmission with a fleet of mobile vans. Over the next 10 days, residents of these suburbs will receive free testing – with or without symptoms.

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, priority suburbs include Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham, with Keillor Downs and Broadmeadows identified as the top two and focus of testing over the coming days.

“It 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,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

“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.

“We have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus, but we are still seeing new cases in the community.

“This is the tenth 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

“We have launched a targeted testing blitz across ten priority suburbs and encourage locals in these areas – especially if you have symptoms – to come forward for testing and help us find and contain the virus.

“The Victorian Government has also 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.

“These moves are important to keeping our community safe and to ensure COVID-19 does not get away from us. We do not want Victoria to suffer like many major cities around the world who have been devastated by the severe impacts of COVID-19.

“Don’t take this disease lightly. if you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested.

“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.”

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

103

25

MELBOURNE

100

8

BRIMBANK

99

19

CASEY

99

17

STONNINGTON

97

1

BANYULE

95

0

MORELAND

84

14

BOROONDARA

74

1

GREATER GEELONG

66

0

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

63

2

WYNDHAM

60

2

GLEN EIRA

58

3

INTERSTATE

57

1

MOONEE VALLEY

54

15

MONASH

53

1

WHITTLESEA

52

14

MELTON

51

4

DAREBIN

50

2

PORT PHILLIP

48

2

FRANKSTON

40

0

BAYSIDE

34

2

YARRA

34

2

MANNINGHAM

33

0

KINGSTON

29

2

NILLUMBIK

27

1

MARIBYRNONG

26

5

WHITEHORSE

26

1

YARRA RANGES

26

1

GREATER DANDENONG

25

5

KNOX

24

7

CARDINIA

23

5

HOBSONS BAY

21

1

UNKNOWN

21

15

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

OVERSEAS

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

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

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

1947

183