Media release
4 April 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1115 – an increase of 30 from yesterday.

Last night a woman in her seventies died in hospital, taking the number of people who have died in Victoria from coronavirus to eight.

The total number of cases includes 587 men and 528 women. Cases range in age from babies to their early nineties.

There are 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. More than 54,000 tests have been conducted to date.

Currently 42 people are in hospital – including 10 patients in intensive care – and 527 people have recovered.

Of the 1115 cases, there have been 894 in Melbourne and 209 in regional Victoria. A number of cases remain under investigation.

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14 days.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

All people arriving from any international destination must also self-isolate for 14 days as per Commonwealth Government direction. All travelers returning from overseas to Victoria will be placed in enforced quarantine for the self-isolation period of 14 days.

Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1652 for individuals and up to $9913 for businesses.

Under the State of Emergency people who don't comply could also be taken to court and receive a fine of up to $20,000. Companies face fines of up to $100,000.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton today urged Victorians to stay vigilant.

"Now is not the time for complacency. We still have a long way to go," Professor Sutton said.

"While we are starting to see some improvement in the rate of transmission, that rate is still far too high.

"We thank those Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.

"Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they're in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so."

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline for public information on COVID-19, which is 1800 675 398. Large numbers of calls can result in some delays and we ask Victorians for their patience as we work to manage the volume.

Further information is also available from our Coronavirus page.

Media inquiries

Department of Health and Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Cases by Local Government Areas

Please find the latest COVID-19 notifications by local government areas. Note: Notifications are made according to place of residence, not where the infection was acquired.

 

Local Government Area

Cases

STONNINGTON

84

BANYULE

64

BOROONDARA

56

GREATER GEELONG

54

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

52

MELBOURNE

47

GLEN EIRA

45

MORELAND

45

MONASH

38

PORT PHILLIP

38

CASEY

37

FRANKSTON

33

HUME

31

MOONEE VALLEY

30

WYNDHAM

28

DAREBIN

27

BAYSIDE

26

BRIMBANK

26

YARRA

21

MANNINGHAM

20

WHITEHORSE

19

YARRA RANGES

19

MELTON

18

NILLUMBIK

18

KINGSTON

16

WHITTLESEA

15

HOBSONS BAY

13

KNOX

12

GREATER DANDENONG

11

BALLARAT

10

GREATER BENDIGO

10

MARIBYRNONG

10

MOIRA

10

CARDINIA

9

MAROONDAH

9

MITCHELL

9

SURF COAST

9

GREATER SHEPPARTON

8

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

WELLINGTON

6

BAW BAW

5

LATROBE

5

MACEDON RANGES

5

WARRNAMBOOL

5

BENALLA

3

MILDURA

3

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

3

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

BASS COAST

2

CAMPASPE

2

HEPBURN

2

HORSHAM

2

MANSFIELD

2

STRATHBOGIE

2

SWAN HILL

2

ARARAT

1

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

CORANGAMITE

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

GANNAWARRA

1

GLENELG

1

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

LODDON

1

MOORABOOL

1

MOYNE

1

MURRINDINDI

1

WANGARATTA

1

WEST WIMMERA

1

WODONGA

1

YARRIAMBIACK

1