Media release
27 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 113 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 18,714.

The overall total has increased by 106 due to seven cases being reclassified largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 24 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 89 are under investigation.

There have been 23 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man in his 60s, one woman in her 70s, four men in their 70s, six women in their 80s, three men in their 80s, five women in their 90s and three men in their 90s.

22 of the 23 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 485 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time: 

  • 4151 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3308 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 532 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 29 in intensive care
  • 14,837 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,158,149 test results have been received which is an increase of 25,470 since yesterday.

Of the 3308 current active cases in Victoria: 

  • 2958 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 198 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 140 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 12 are interstate residents
  • Greater Geelong has 71 active cases, Bendigo has 16 active cases and Ballarat has six active cases

Of the total cases:

  • 17,117 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1124 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8959 men and 9714 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2838, active cases: 391
  • There are 1412 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 211 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 197 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 169 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 160 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 140 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 120 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 118 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 113 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 112 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 110 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

In Victoria there are currently 48 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 14; Total Staff cases: 34
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 38 (14 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 10 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 

Key outbreaks with new cases include:

  • 63 cases have been linked to Peninsula Health
  • 39 cases have been linked to the Vawdrey Australia in Dandenong South

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)

WYNDHAM

2018

319

BRIMBANK

1842

285

HUME

1535

230

WHITTLESEA

1152

201

MELTON

1044

180

MORELAND

967

217

CASEY

896

149

MELBOURNE

860

101

MOONEE VALLEY

723

75

DAREBIN

602

173

MARIBYRNONG

536

94

YARRA

438

58

GREATER DANDENONG

437

110

BANYULE

432

38

HOBSONS BAY

402

109

GREATER GEELONG

348

71

MONASH

270

48

KINGSTON

263

69

BOROONDARA

251

32

PORT PHILLIP

251

46

STONNINGTON

249

23

YARRA RANGES

242

41

FRANKSTON

217

56

BAYSIDE

207

78

GLEN EIRA

193

20

WHITEHORSE

185

19

CARDINIA

183

34

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

171

55

MANNINGHAM

164

23

KNOX

154

23

NILLUMBIK

131

36

INTERSTATE

102

11

MAROONDAH

102

16

GREATER BENDIGO

100

16

COLAC OTWAY

98

9

MITCHELL

84

17

BALLARAT

61

6

MACEDON RANGES

57

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

49

15

LATROBE

46

11

MOORABOOL

39

15

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

SURF COAST

18

5

WELLINGTON

17

3

BAW BAW

15

1

WARRNAMBOOL

13

6

HORSHAM

12

2

BASS COAST

11

1

MOIRA

11

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

0

MANSFIELD

9

1

MURRINDINDI

9

4

ARARAT

7

1

CAMPASPE

7

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

6

3

MILDURA

6

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

PYRENEES

3

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

CORANGAMITE

2

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

INTERSTATE

1

1

ALPINE

1

0

INDIGO

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

365

140

Total

18714

3308