Media release
29 June 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 2099, with 75 new cases reported yesterday.

The overall total has increased by 71, with four cases reclassified.

Within Victoria, 14 new cases are linked to outbreaks, 37 new cases have been identified through routine testing, 23 cases are under investigation and one case was detected in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 20 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 271 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission. There are currently 288 active cases in Victoria.

Currently, nine people with coronavirus infection are in hospital, including one patient in intensive care. 1789 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the total 2099 cases, there have been 1772 in metropolitan Melbourne and 247 in regional Victoria. The total number of cases includes 1104 men and 993 women. More than 792,000 tests have been processed to date.

Of today’s new cases linked to outbreaks, one case is linked to the North Melbourne family outbreak - bringing the total in this outbreak to 22. Three new cases are linked to the Brimbank family outbreak – bringing the total number of cases in this outbreak to nine. A link has been established between these outbreaks. Three new case are linked to the Stamford Plaza Hotel, taking that outbreak total to 23 and three new cases are linked to a Truganina family outbreak, taking that total to five. One new case is a close contact linked to the Wollert outbreak – bringing the total number of cases in this outbreak to 10. Three new cases are linked to a new family outbreak in Patterson Lakes and Lysterfield – bringing the total number of cases to four.  

Cases are linked to a number of new schools including Queen of Peace Parish Primary School in Altona Meadows, Aitken Hill Primary in Craigieburn, Maribyrnong College, Footscray High School, Port Phillip Specialist School and Al-Taqwa College, Truganina. All schools will undergo a deep clean of affected classroom and common areas, and close contacts will be required to quarantine.

Guardian Childcare and Education in Abbotsford has closed for cleaning until Wednesday following a positive case in a child. Cleaning and contact tracing are under way.

Other key cases include a healthcare worker at The Melbourne Clinic in Richmond. Close contacts among patients and staff have been identified and contacted, and the facility will be cleaned and the outbreak squad is visiting today.

A staff member at the Red Cross processing facility Lifeblood has tested positive. Contact tracing is under way and cleaning has been undertaken.

This is the thirteenth consecutive day of double-digit case growth in Victoria, with a continuing and concerning number of new cases associated with transmission in households and families.

The Victorian Government has launched a targeted blitz across 10 priority suburbs with a team of 800 testers to zero in on community transmission with a fleet of mobile vans. Over the coming week, residents of these suburbs will receive free testing – with or without symptoms.

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, priority suburbs include Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham, with Keilor Downs and Broadmeadows identified as the current focus of testing.

“It remains critical to practice good hygiene in and outside the home – wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and try to avoid touching your face," Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

"Stay 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with and avoid crowds, especially indoors. If you can keep working from home – you must keep working from home.

"We have made some great progress in slowing the spread of coronavirus, but we are still seeing new cases in the community.

"We have launched a targeted testing blitz across 10 priority suburbs and encourage locals in these areas – especially if you have symptoms – to come forward for testing and help us find and contain the virus.

"The Victorian Government has also announced a tightening of the rules and has reduced the number of visitors you can have in your home to five. Outside of the home, people can now gather in groups of up to 10 only.

"These moves are important to keeping our community safe and to ensure COVID-19 does not get away from us. We do not want Victoria to suffer like many major cities around the world who have been devastated by the severe impacts of COVID-19.

"Don’t take this disease lightly. if you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you should stay home and get tested.

"If you have any fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste - stay home, don’t go in to work and don’t visit friends and family. Get tested and stay at home until you get the result." 

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.
  • 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)

HUME

139

54

BRIMBANK

115

32

MELBOURNE

105

11

CASEY

103

16

STONNINGTON

101

4

MORELAND

99

26

BANYULE

96

1

BOROONDARA

74

 0

MOONEE VALLEY

69

29

GREATER GEELONG

67

1

WYNDHAM

66

8

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

63

 0

INTERSTATE

61

2

MELTON

61

12

GLEN EIRA

60

5

WHITTLESEA

58

16

DAREBIN

57

8

MONASH

53

 0

PORT PHILLIP

50

4

FRANKSTON

41

1

YARRA

41

9

BAYSIDE

35

1

KINGSTON

34

7

MANNINGHAM

33

 0

MARIBYRNONG

31

9

NILLUMBIK

27

1

GREATER DANDENONG

26

5

YARRA RANGES

26

1

WHITEHORSE

25

 0

CARDINIA

23

1

KNOX

23

6

HOBSONS BAY

22

2

MAROONDAH

16

 0

GREATER SHEPPARTON

14

 0

MITCHELL

12

2

WELLINGTON

12

 0

BALLARAT

11

 0

MOIRA

11

 0

GREATER BENDIGO

9

1

LATROBE

9

1

MACEDON RANGES

9

 0

SURF COAST

9

 0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

BAW BAW

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

OVERSEAS

4

0

SWAN HILL

4

1

BENALLA

3

 0

HORSHAM

3

 0

LODDON

3

 0

MANSFIELD

3

 0

MOORABOOL

3

 0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 0

GANNAWARRA

2

 0

HEPBURN

2

 0

MURRINDINDI

2

 0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

 0

STRATHBOGIE

2

 0

WANGARATTA

2

 0

ALPINE

1

 0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 0

CORANGAMITE

1

 0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

 0

GLENELG

1

 0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 0

MOYNE

1

 0

WEST WIMMERA

1

 0

WODONGA

1

 0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 0

UNKNOWN

15

11

TOTAL

2099

288