Media release
31 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 627 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 10,577.

The overall total has increased by 579 due to 48 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 77 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 550 are under investigation. 

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday.  They were two men in their 50s, two men in their 70s, one woman in her 70s and three men in their 80s. Four of the eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 113 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1792 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 5743 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 349 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 36 in intensive care
  • 4479 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 9754 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 595 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 5201 men and 5195 women
  • More than 1,608,400 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 1030, active cases: 614 
  • There are 928 active cases relating to outbreaks across aged care facilities

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

  • 311 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. 

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

  • 124 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Home for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 115 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 104 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 87 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 82 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 63 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
  • 58 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 55 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 52 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge in Werribee
  • 45 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn

New cases in other aged care facilities include: a single case in a staff member at Homestyle Aged Care in Point Cook; a single case in a staff member at Bupa Aged Care in Templestowe; a single case in a staff member at Royal Freemasons Bendigo; a single case in a staff member at Cumberland Manor in Sunshine North; a single case in a staff member at Gary Smorgon House in Caulfield; and a single case in a resident in Florence Aged Care Facility in St Albans.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 184 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 134 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 84 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn 
  • 68 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 37 cases have been linked to Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus
  • 31 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
  • 13 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 13 cases have been linked to Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North
  • 12 cases have been linked to Dowell Windows in Bayswater
  • 11 cases have been linked to the My Moovers call centre in Docklands
  • 6 cases have been linked to the Centrelink office in Epping.
  • 6 cases have been linked to Capral Aluminium in Campbellfield
  • 5 cases have been linked to Victoria Police sites at Docklands

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.  

Last week, we announced that face coverings would be mandatory in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. Yesterday, we announced that same requirement will apply across regional Victoria.

That means from Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory whenever you leave home – wherever you live.

As Eid al-Adha has commenced, it is important that we remind Victorians to stay safe and protect their family and community.

We understand this is a sacrifice for Victorian Muslims, but while we may be physically apart, we can be spiritually connected. 

It is important that every Victorian takes this virus seriously and that we all do the right thing.

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 31/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

1097

671

BRIMBANK

1021

658

HUME

943

460

MELBOURNE

629

279

WHITTLESEA

629

435

MORELAND

575

320

MOONEE VALLEY

536

212

MELTON

517

340

CASEY

438

243

BANYULE

332

141

MARIBYRNONG

300

179

YARRA

294

170

DAREBIN

273

140

GREATER DANDENONG

200

156

STONNINGTON

182

53

BOROONDARA

176

60

HOBSONS BAY

170

81

MONASH

152

67

GREATER GEELONG

149

73

YARRA RANGES

146

108

PORT PHILLIP

133

50

WHITEHORSE

123

64

GLEN EIRA

120

52

MANNINGHAM

110

44

KINGSTON

109

55

FRANKSTON

93

47

INTERSTATE

90

11

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

84

15

COLAC OTWAY

83

78

BAYSIDE

79

41

NILLUMBIK

78

45

KNOX

77

42

CARDINIA

71

34

MAROONDAH

67

43

MITCHELL

45

20

GREATER BENDIGO

30

19

MACEDON RANGES

30

19

BALLARAT

25

10

GREATER SHEPPARTON

18

1

LATROBE

15

6

MOORABOOL

15

12

GLENELG

14

13

SURF COAST

14

4

GOLDEN PLAINS

13

8

WELLINGTON

13

0

HORSHAM

11

7

MOIRA

11

0

BASS COAST

9

4

BAW BAW

9

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

9

3

ARARAT

6

1

CAMPASPE

6

1

LODDON

6

3

MANSFIELD

6

2

SWAN HILL

6

2

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

MURRINDINDI

3

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

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

133

128

TOTAL

10577

5743