Media release
31 May 2020

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 168 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission.

Currently six people are in hospital, including two patients in intensive care. 1,557 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,649 cases, there have been 1,367 in metropolitan Melbourne and 234 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases are made up of 873 men and 776 women. More than 509,000 tests have been processed to date. 

There were six new cases yesterday, however two cases were removed from the overall total due to reclassification.

The number of cases linked to a family outbreak of coronavirus in Keilor Downs has increased to 13, with two new cases related to the outbreak. Both of the new cases are from the household and both of these new cases had remained home during the two weeks prior to their positive result.

One additional case of COVID-19 has been linked to the outbreak at quarantine hotel Rydges on Swanston in Melbourne, bringing the total for this outbreak to seven. This case is not a new case - further investigation has now seen it linked to the outbreak.  

Thorough cleaning of relevant parts of the hotel has been undertaken, alongside contact tracing, isolation and quarantine of close contacts. A full investigation is underway to review all possible causes of transmission within the hotel, including looking into links between affected staff and contractors.

Of yesterday’s other cases, three were detected in returned travelers in hotel quarantine and one was from community testing. There were no new cases linked to any other known outbreaks, including aged care facilities.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again we have to continue to track, trace and act on infections in this pandemic,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. It is increasingly important that we stay at home when unwell and get tested, wash our hands regularly, sneeze and cough into our elbow and maintain physical distancing. These are common sense actions to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have eased their stringent regulations. 

“Similarly, if you can work from home, you should continue to do so until at least the end of June. Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community. 

“People with even the mildest of symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.” 

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 Total confirmed cases (ever) Currently active cases
MELBOURNE 104 10
STONNINGTON 94 0
BANYULE 90 1
BOROONDARA 72 4
BRIMBANK 72 9
CASEY 67 9
GREATER GEELONG 65 1
MORELAND 65 3
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 62 1
HUME 58 2
GLEN EIRA 52 2
WYNDHAM 52 1
MONASH 50 0
PORT PHILLIP 45 0
INTERSTATE 44 10
MELTON 42 1
DAREBIN 41 0
FRANKSTON 40 0
MOONEE VALLEY 38 0
WHITTLESEA 33 3
BAYSIDE 31 0
YARRA 31 0
MANNINGHAM 30 0
KINGSTON 26 0
NILLUMBIK 25 1
WHITEHORSE 25 2
YARRA RANGES 25 0
HOBSONS BAY 20 1
GREATER DANDENONG 18 2
CARDINIA 16 0
MARIBYRNONG 16 0
KNOX 14 1
MAROONDAH 13 0
GREATER SHEPPARTON 12 1
WELLINGTON 12 0
BALLARAT 11 0
MOIRA 11 0
MACEDON RANGES 9 0
MITCHELL 9 0
SURF COAST 9 0
GREATER BENDIGO 8 0
LATROBE 7 0
MOUNT ALEXANDER 6 0
ARARAT 5 0
BAW BAW 5 0
MILDURA 5 0
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 5 0
WARRNAMBOOL 5 0
BASS COAST 4 0
CAMPASPE 4 1
BENALLA 3 0
HORSHAM 3 0
LODDON 3 0
MANSFIELD 3 0
MOORABOOL 3 1
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3 0
SWAN HILL 3 0
GANNAWARRA 2 0
HEPBURN 2 0
MURRINDINDI 2 0
OVERSEAS 2 1
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 2 0
STRATHBOGIE 2 0
WANGARATTA 2 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 2 2