Media release
29 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 295 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 9304.

The overall total has increased by 255 due to 40 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 34 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 261 are under investigation. 

There have been nine new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  They were one man in his 60s, one man in his 70s, three men and two women in their 80s and two women in their 90s. Seven of the nine deaths are linked to aged care facilities. To date, 92 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1418 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 4839 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 307 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 41 in intensive care
  • 4123 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 8632 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 500 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 4625 men and 4593 women
  • More than 1,554,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 884, active cases: 502 
  • There are 804 active cases relating to outbreaks across aged care facilities

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

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

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

  • 91 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 89 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 86 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 79 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 62 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
  • 56 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 54 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 51 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee
  • 44 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 41 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn

Single cases in staff members at the following aged care facilities have also been notified to the department – Kalyna Aged Care in Delahey, Doutta Galla Lynch’s Bridge in Kensington and Estia Health Aged Care in Glen Waverley. Two cases have also been identified at Mecwacare John Atchison Centre in Hoppers Crossing.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 100 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 100 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 78 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn 
  • 51 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 29 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
  • 27 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket in Essendon Fields
  • 24 cases have been linked to Clever Kids in Ashburton
  • 19 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds
  • 14 cases have been linked to the Linfox Warehouse in Truganina
  • 10 cases have been linked to Don KR Castlemaine
  • 9 cases have been linked to Blackwoods Scoresby

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. 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.

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 29/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

BRIMBANK

922

603

WYNDHAM

916

532

HUME

841

392

MELBOURNE

593

276

WHITTLESEA

528

352

MORELAND

512

282

MOONEE VALLEY

509

214

MELTON

416

253

CASEY

365

186

BANYULE

316

144

YARRA

266

158

MARIBYRNONG

261

149

DAREBIN

234

103

GREATER DANDENONG

172

130

STONNINGTON

171

43

BOROONDARA

164

51

HOBSONS BAY

150

78

MONASH

141

63

PORT PHILLIP

124

48

GREATER GEELONG

120

44

YARRA RANGES

116

80

WHITEHORSE

114

59

GLEN EIRA

107

40

KINGSTON

103

56

MANNINGHAM

101

38

INTERSTATE

89

10

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

81

12

FRANKSTON

78

31

KNOX

72

41

NILLUMBIK

72

39

BAYSIDE

69

31

CARDINIA

59

25

MAROONDAH

59

38

COLAC OTWAY

56

54

MITCHELL

40

14

BALLARAT

24

10

MACEDON RANGES

22

11

GREATER BENDIGO

21

11

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

0

LATROBE

15

6

MOORABOOL

15

12

SURF COAST

13

3

WELLINGTON

13

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

12

8

HORSHAM

11

7

MOIRA

11

0

BAW BAW

9

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

9

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

8

2

BASS COAST

7

2

GLENELG

7

6

ARARAT

6

1

CAMPASPE

6

1

OVERSEAS

6

1

SWAN HILL

6

2

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

LODDON

5

2

MANSFIELD

5

1

MILDURA

5

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WEST WIMMERA

2

1

WODONGA

2

1

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

 0

0

INDIGO

0

0

PYRENEES

 0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

 0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

77

72

Total

9304

4839