Media release
28 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 113 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 18,822.

The overall total has increased by 108 due to five cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 34 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 79 are under investigation.

There have been 12 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: One man in his 70’s, one man in his 80s, two women in their 80s, five women in their 90s and three men in their 90s.

All of the 12 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 496 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4197 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 3141 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 513 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 29 in intensive care
  • 15,101 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,178,012 test results have been received which is an increase of 19,863 since yesterday.

Of the 3141 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 2828 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 187 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 115 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 10 are interstate residents and one overseas resident 
  • Greater Geelong has 65 active cases, Bendigo has 15 active cases and Ballarat has six active cases

Of the total cases:

  • 17,315 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1129 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9016 men and 9781 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2972, active cases: 449
  • There are 1362 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 212 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
  • 175 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
  • 121 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
  • 114 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 45 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 14; Total Staff cases: 31
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 37 (14 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 8 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

Key outbreaks with new cases include:

  • 88 cases have been linked to the Australian Lamb Company

The department is also investigating cases linked to Monash Health and G&T Chickens in Brooklyn. More information will be available in coming days as these investigations continue.

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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 28/08/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2042

311

BRIMBANK

1871

283

HUME

1550

218

WHITTLESEA

1159

178

MELTON

1061

164

MORELAND

973

208

CASEY

908

148

MELBOURNE

862

98

MOONEE VALLEY

728

75

DAREBIN

613

169

MARIBYRNONG

553

97

GREATER DANDENONG

445

115

YARRA

443

54

BANYULE

431

33

HOBSONS BAY

405

98

GREATER GEELONG

350

65

MONASH

277

49

KINGSTON

270

69

BOROONDARA

254

30

PORT PHILLIP

251

42

STONNINGTON

249

22

YARRA RANGES

247

35

FRANKSTON

219

53

BAYSIDE

212

69

GLEN EIRA

195

18

WHITEHORSE

189

20

CARDINIA

184

31

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

171

44

MANNINGHAM

165

23

KNOX

154

22

NILLUMBIK

131

36

MAROONDAH

103

16

INTERSTATE

101

10

COLAC OTWAY

100

9

GREATER BENDIGO

100

15

MITCHELL

83

17

BALLARAT

61

6

MACEDON RANGES

57

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

49

15

LATROBE

46

9

MOORABOOL

39

15

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

SURF COAST

18

4

WELLINGTON

17

3

BAW BAW

15

1

WARRNAMBOOL

13

5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

0

HORSHAM

12

2

MOIRA

11

0

BASS COAST

11

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

0

MANSFIELD

9

0

MURRINDINDI

9

4

CAMPASPE

8

2

ARARAT

7

1

MILDURA

6

0

OVERSEAS

6

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

6

3

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

PYRENEES

3

1

CORANGAMITE

2

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

ALPINE

1

0

INDIGO

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

271

115

Total

18822

3141