Media release
27 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 532 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8696.

The overall total has increased by 515 due to 17 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 154 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 378 are under investigation. 

There have been six new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They were a man in his 50s, a woman and a man in their 70s, a woman and a man in their 80s and a woman in her 90s. Five of the six were related to aged care facilities. To date, 77 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1308 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 4542 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 245 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 44 in intensive care
  • 3817 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 8086 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 463 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 4317 men and 4280 women
  • More than 1,518,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 749, active cases: 400 
  • There are 683 active cases relating to outbreaks across 61 aged care facilities

Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows: 

  • 303 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 66 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton. Investigations are continuing into if and/or how these cases are linked. 

Aged care facilities with the highest cumulative case loads are as follows:

  • 84 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 82 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 77 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 62 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
  • 53 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 57 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 50 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg

Single cases in staff members at the following aged care facilities have also been notified to the department - St Andrews Aged Care in Sunshine, Mercy Place Wyndham Aged Care Facility in Werribee, Mercy Place Keon Park Aged Care in Reservoir, VMCH Corpus Christi Aged Care in Clayton, VMCH Aged Care in Berwick, Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North, Uniting AgeWell in Box Hill and Japara Bayview Aged Care in Carrum Downs.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 95 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 71 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn 
  • 69 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 47 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 13 cases have been linked to the Linfox Warehouse in Truganina
  • 8 cases have been linked to Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North
  • 6 cases have been linked to Don KR Castlemaine
  • 26 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket in Essendon Fields
  • 22 cases have been linked to Brunswick Private Hospital
  • 6 cases have been linked to Parkville Youth Justice
  • 12 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds

Four cases have been linked to the NICU at the Royal Children’s Hospital. The cases are two parents, one patient and a healthcare worker. All babies, staff and parents, including any RCH staff who have spent more than two hours on Butterfly Ward since 12 July will be tested. 

As investigations are undertaken throughout the day, these outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. 

PLEASE NOTE - Organisation based outbreaks totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business. 

People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons. 

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, children under 12 or during strenuous exercise.

Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions are in force across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

“These restrictions are necessary because of the ongoing high number of cases we’re seeing,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

“If you live in these areas, there are only four reasons to leave your home: shopping for food and essential items; care and caregiving; daily exercise; and work and study - if you can’t do it from home. 

“These are tough measures, but this virus is not selective - it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks.”

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. 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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 27/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

856

519

BRIMBANK

816

526

HUME

810

381

MELBOURNE

585

291

MOONEE VALLEY

497

219

WHITTLESEA

486

327

MORELAND

483

265

MELTON

375

230

CASEY

338

178

BANYULE

305

151

YARRA

247

149

MARIBYRNONG

234

131

DAREBIN

215

100

STONNINGTON

164

43

BOROONDARA

160

57

HOBSONS BAY

140

72

GREATER DANDENONG

137

99

MONASH

130

55

PORT PHILLIP

117

46

YARRA RANGES

114

80

WHITEHORSE

108

57

GREATER GEELONG

107

31

GLEN EIRA

100

35

KINGSTON

100

55

MANNINGHAM

97

38

INTERSTATE

88

10

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

81

13

FRANKSTON

77

30

NILLUMBIK

70

38

BAYSIDE

67

30

KNOX

67

36

CARDINIA

58

27

UNKNOWN

54

48

MAROONDAH

52

31

COLAC OTWAY

51

50

MITCHELL

39

13

BALLARAT

24

10

MACEDON RANGES

20

10

GREATER BENDIGO

18

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

0

LATROBE

15

6

SURF COAST

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

MOORABOOL

12

9

HORSHAM

11

7

MOIRA

11

0

BAW BAW

9

3

GOLDEN PLAINS

9

5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

9

4

GLENELG

7

6

MOUNT ALEXANDER

7

1

BASS COAST

6

1

SWAN HILL

6

2

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

LODDON

5

2

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

MANSFIELD

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

1

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

0

0

PYRENEES

0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

Total

8696

4542