Victoria has recorded four new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 20,347.
The overall total has increased by three due to one case being reclassified.
Of today’s four cases, two cases are under review by our Expert Review Panel after returning initial low positive and then subsequent negative test results. Two further cases are currently under investigation.
The new cases are in the local government areas of Wyndham, Brimbank, Hume and Greater Dandenong.
There have been no new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. To date, 819 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
The average number of cases diagnosed in the last 14 days (16 Oct 2020 – 29 Oct 2020) for metropolitan Melbourne is 2.6 and regional Victoria is zero. The rolling daily average case number is calculated by averaging out the number of new cases over the past 14 days.
The total number of cases from an unknown source in the last 14 days (14 Oct 2020 – 27 Oct 2020) is two for metropolitan Melbourne and zero from regional Victoria. The 14-day period for the source of acquisition data ends 48 hours earlier than the 14-day period used to calculate the new case average due to the time required to fully investigate a case and assign its mode of acquisition.
The two mystery cases are in the postcodes 3081 and 3152.
Following a previous case associated with the Goodstart Early Learning in Plenty Rd Bundoora testing has been offered for all staff and students. All household members will also be offered testing and have been asked to stay at home while awaiting their results.
Yesterday, 117 people were tested at two sites. 63 cases were negative and 54 results are pending. More testing is scheduled today. All 40 primary close contacts linked to a positive case at the centre are being contacted by DHHS with instructions to quarantine and undergo Day 11 tests.
The Department of Health and Human Services continues to work to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with just under 30,000 tests processed from that area since Tuesday 20 October.
A total of 2,998 test results were processed yesterday, with a further 657 tests processed this morning from northern suburbs testing sites in the local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland and Nillumbik.
Testing sites open in northern metropolitan Melbourne today include:
- Broadmeadows Central Shopping Centre, north carpark, Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows, 9am–5pm.
- Coolaroo Respiratory Centre, 512 Barry St, Coolaroo, 9am-5pm, people with symptoms only
- Craigieburn Health Service, 274–304 Craigieburn Road, 9am–5pm.
- Melbourne Airport, Terminal 4 Level 2 (Mercer Dve exit off Tullamarine Fwy), 9am–5pm.
- Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre, 75 Lakeside Drive, Roxburgh Park, 9am-5pm.
- Western Health – Sunbury Respiratory Clinic, 29 Timins St, Sunbury, 10am-5.30pm
- Austin Hospital,145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, 8am–8pm
- Banyule Health, 21 Alamein Rd, Heidelberg West, 10am–4pm.
- Banyule Health, 14–32 Civic Drive, Greensborough, 9am–4pm.
- Heidelberg West, mobile unit aligned to community engagement movements including at Malahang Reserve, 10am-5pm.
- Northland Shopping Centre, Target carpark via Murray Rd, Preston, 9am–5pm. This site will close at 5pm today.
- Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Outdoor Carpark, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Corner Waterdale Rd and Bell Street (enter via Waterdale Road), 9am-5pm.
- CB Smith Reserve, 79 Jukes Rd, Fawkner, 9am–4pm.
- Reservoir Leisure Centre, 2A Cuthbert Rd, Reservoir, 10am-5pm
As one case under investigation has been in the Deer Park area, we are encouraging people with any symptoms to visit a local testing site. Testing sites available in the Brimbank LGA include:
- IPC Health - Deer Park, 106 Station Road, Deer Park, Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
- ACL St Albans - 309 Main Road East, St Albans, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-1pm
- 4Cyte Pathology Sunshine - 14 Hertford Road, Sunshine, Mon-Sat 11am-2pm
- Western Health - Sunshine Hospital - 176 Furlong Road, St Albans - Mon-Sun 10am-6:30pm
- Victoria University (St Albans Campus) - Victoria University St Albans Campus, McKechnie St, St Albans - Mon-Sun 9am-5pm
- Sunshine West Community Centre (Kermeen St Car Park) - Kermeen Street Carpark, Sunshine West - Mon-Fri 8am-3:30pm, Sun 9:30am-3:30pm
In Victoria at the current time:
- 4278 cases may indicate community transmission
- 80 cases are currently active in Victoria.
- 5 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, there are no cases in intensive care
- 19,381 people have recovered from the virus
- A total of 3,154,371 test results have been received which is an increase of 23,583 since yesterday.
Of the 80 current active cases in Victoria:
- 80 are in metropolitan Melbourne under the Third Step of our roadmap
- There are no cases in regional local government areas under the Third Step of our roadmap.
Of the total cases:
- 18,955 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1199 are from regional Victoria
- Total cases include 9703 men and 10,631 women
- Total number of healthcare workers: 3573, active cases: 5
- There are 4 active cases relating to aged care facilities
Non-aged care outbreaks with the highest number of active cases include:
- Northern metro region community (active 23, total 42)
- Eastern Health Box Hill Hospital (active 4, total 15)
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.
Information regarding COVID-19 is available at the Department of Health and Human Services website or by calling 1800 675 398. Testing site details are available here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or email@example.com
Cases by Local Government Area
Please find the latest COVID-19 notifications by local government areas below
- 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 (ever)
Active cases (current)