Media Release
26 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 12 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,129.

The overall total has increased by 11 due to one case being reclassified. 

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

Of today’s five cases linked to outbreaks, three are linked to aged care (Baptcare Wyndham Lodge and Edenvale Manor Aged Care) and two are linked to a complex case.

Of today’s 12 new cases, there are three cases each in Brimbank and Wyndham, two cases in Greater Dandenong and single cases in Banyule, Monash and Mitchell. One further case is still under investigation. 

There has been one new death from COVID-19 reported since yesterday - a woman aged in her 80s. 

Today’s new death is linked to a known aged care facility outbreak. To date, 782 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria. 

The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 23.6 and regional Victoria is 0.8. 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 31 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: 

  • 4270 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of two since yesterday
  • 444 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 53 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including nine in intensive care 
  • 18,842 people have recovered from the virus 
  • A total of 2,651,309 test results have been received which is an increase of 16,027 since yesterday. 

Of the 444 current active cases in Victoria: 

  • 432 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 
  • 1 is an interstate resident 
  • 1 is either unknown or subject to further investigation 
  • Colac Otway has two active cases, Greater Geelong has one active case and Greater Bendigo and Ballarat have no active cases. 

Of the total cases: 

  • 18,738 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1192 are from regional Victoria 
  • Total cases include 9604 men and 10,512 women 
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3521, active cases: 72 
  • There are 231 active cases relating to aged care facilities 

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

  • 259 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee 
  • 220 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping 
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth 
  • 132 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: 

  • 13 active cases are currently linked to the Casey community outbreak (total cases: 44) 
  • 14 active cases are currently linked to Footscray Hospital (total cases: 20) 
  • 9 active cases are currently linked to Alfred Hospital (total cases: 11) 
  • 5 active cases are currently linked to the Springvale shared accommodation outbreak (total cases: 5) 

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)

 

BRIMBANK

 

2030

 

74

 

WYNDHAM

 

2257

 

55

 

MELTON

 

1132

 

37

 

MOONEE VALLEY

 

807

 

36

 

HUME

 

1649

 

35

 

HOBSONS BAY

 

490

 

31

 

MORELAND

 

1047

 

28

 

MELBOURNE

 

883

 

19

 

GREATER DANDENONG

 

530

 

18

 

CASEY

 

1036

 

17

 

MARIBYRNONG

 

592

 

13

 

WHITTLESEA

 

1195

 

13

 

DAREBIN

 

643

 

10

 

PORT PHILLIP

 

289

 

7

 

BOROONDARA

 

266

 

4

 

FRANKSTON

 

241

 

4

 

MANNINGHAM

 

164

 

4

 

YARRA

 

458

 

4

 

KINGSTON

 

299

 

3

 

NILLUMBIK

 

137

 

3

 

WHITEHORSE

 

207

 

3

 

BANYULE

 

436

 

2

 

CARDINIA

 

204

 

2

 

COLAC OTWAY

 

136

 

2

 

KNOX

 

163

 

2

 

MACEDON RANGES

 

58

 

2

 

MONASH

 

319

 

2

 

YARRA RANGES

 

253

 

2

 

BAYSIDE

 

246

 

1

 

EAST GIPPSLAND

 

7

 

1

 

GREATER GEELONG

 

366

 

1

 

HORSHAM

 

14

 

1

 

LATROBE

 

57

 

1

 

MAROONDAH

 

104

 

1

 

MITCHELL

 

85

 

1

 

MOORABOOL

 

39

 

1

 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

 

180

 

1

 

STONNINGTON

 

258

 

1

 

ALPINE

 

1

 

0

 

ARARAT

 

7

 

0

 

BALLARAT

 

57

 

0

 

BASS COAST

 

11

 

0

 

BAW BAW

 

15

 

0

 

BENALLA

 

3

 

0

 

BULOKE

 

0

 

0

 

CAMPASPE

 

9

 

0

 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

 

2

 

0

 

CORANGAMITE

 

3

 

0

 

GANNAWARRA

 

2

 

0

 

GLEN EIRA

 

223

 

0

 

GLENELG

 

20

 

0

 

GOLDEN PLAINS

 

18

 

0

 

GREATER BENDIGO

 

101

 

0

 

GREATER SHEPPARTON

 

49

 

0

 

HEPBURN

 

2

 

0

 

HINDMARSH

 

0

 

0

 

INDIGO

 

1

 

0

 

LODDON

 

4

 

0

 

MANSFIELD

 

10

 

0

 

MILDURA

 

6

 

0

 

MOIRA

 

12

 

0

 

MOUNT ALEXANDER

 

9

 

0

 

MOYNE

 

1

 

0

 

MURRINDINDI

 

9

 

0

 

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

 

3

 

0

 

OVERSEAS

 

4

 

0

 

PYRENEES

 

3

 

0

 

QUEENSCLIFFE

 

2

 

0

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

 

11

 

0

 

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

 

2

 

0

 

STRATHBOGIE

 

2

 

0

 

SURF COAST

 

16

 

0

 

SWAN HILL

 

5

 

0

 

TOWONG

 

0

 

0

 

WANGARATTA

 

2

 

0

 

WARRNAMBOOL

 

13

 

0

 

WELLINGTON

 

15

 

0

 

WEST WIMMERA

 

1

 

0

 

WODONGA

 

2

 

0

 

YARRIAMBIACK

 

1

 

0

 

UNKNOWN

 

97

 

1

 

INTERSTATE

 

98

 

1

 

Total

 

20,129

 

444