Media release
26 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,610 – an increase of five since yesterday.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 182 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.

Currently eight people are in hospital, including three patients in intensive care. 1,533 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,610 cases, there have been 1,333 in metropolitan Melbourne and 236 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 850 men and 760 women. More than 437,000 tests have been processed to date.

Of the new cases, three cases were detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine and one case was detected through community testing unrelated to any known outbreak.

A case of COVID-19 has also been detected in a resident at the HammondCare aged care facility in Caulfield, bringing the total number of cases at that facility to two.

The resident has been moved to a separate building at the facility, and identified close contacts are already in quarantine. These close contacts will be re-tested. The source of acquisition for this case is still under investigation and all potential sources of transmission will be explored. Potential links to the previous case at the facility are being investigated.

All residents and staff at the facility were tested following the first notification of a case of coronavirus at the facility. Due to an existing medical condition only one resident remains to be tested. This resident remains in strict quarantine.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. It is increasingly important that we stay at home when unwell and get tested, wash our hands regularly, sneeze and cough into our elbow and maintain physical distancing. These are common sense actions to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have eased their stringent regulations.

“Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.

“People with even the mildest of symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.”

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)

MELBOURNE

99

5

STONNINGTON

95

 

BANYULE

91

1

BOROONDARA

69

4

BRIMBANK

67

8

GREATER GEELONG

65

1

MORELAND

65

6

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

60

 

CASEY

58

1

HUME

57

1

GLEN EIRA

52

2

WYNDHAM

51

 

MONASH

50

 

PORT PHILLIP

45

 

DAREBIN

41

3

FRANKSTON

41

1

MELTON

40

4

MOONEE VALLEY

38

1

INTERSTATE

37

3

BAYSIDE

31

 

YARRA

31

2

WHITTLESEA

30

 

MANNINGHAM

29

 

KINGSTON

26

 

NILLUMBIK

25

1

WHITEHORSE

24

1

YARRA RANGES

24

1

HOBSONS BAY

20

 

CARDINIA

16

 

GREATER DANDENONG

16

 

MARIBYRNONG

16

 

KNOX

13

 

MAROONDAH

13

 

GREATER SHEPPARTON

12

1

BALLARAT

11

 

MOIRA

11

 

WELLINGTON

11

 

GREATER BENDIGO

9

 

MACEDON RANGES

9

1

MITCHELL

9

 

SURF COAST

9

 

LATROBE

7

 

MILDURA

6

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 

ARARAT

5

 

BAW BAW

5

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

 

WARRNAMBOOL

5

 

BASS COAST

4

 

CAMPASPE

4

2

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

4

1

BENALLA

3

 

HORSHAM

3

 

LODDON

3

 

MANSFIELD

3

 

MOORABOOL

3

1

SWAN HILL

3

 

GANNAWARRA

2

 

HEPBURN

2

 

MURRINDINDI

2

 

OVERSEAS

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

 

STRATHBOGIE

2

 

WANGARATTA

2

 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 

CORANGAMITE

1

 

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

 

GLENELG

1

 

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 

MOYNE

1

 

WEST WIMMERA

1

 

WODONGA

1

 

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 

UNKNOWN

2

2