Media release
04 September 2020

Victoria has recorded 81 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 19,415.

The overall total has increased by 79 due to two cases being reclassified.

Within Victoria, 22 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 59 are under investigation.

There have been 59 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. Today’s reported deaths include 50 people from Victorian aged care facilities who died in July and August.

It is important to note these deaths are not new, families were notified, and the deaths were reported as required.

The State and Federal governments and the aged care sector have worked together to reconcile the data relating to deaths. Aged care providers are also now reporting deaths to the state’s Public Health Unit in addition to the Commonwealth and normal reporting mechanisms. 

Of the remaining nine deaths, three were reported earlier than yesterday. The nine deaths include two men in their 70's, one woman in her 70’s, one man in his 80's, two men in their 90's, two women in their 90's and one woman in her 100's.

Eight of those nine deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 650 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 4369 cases may indicate community transmission – an increase of 8 since yesterday
  • 2060 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 329 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 20 in intensive care
  • 16,625 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,356,292 test results have been received which is an increase of 25,031 since yesterday.

Of the 2060 current active cases in Victoria:

  • 1900 are in metropolitan Melbourne under stage 4 restrictions
  • 124 are in regional local government areas under stage 3 restrictions
  • 32 are either unknown or subject to further investigation
  • 4 are interstate residents
  • Greater Geelong has 38 active cases, Greater Bendigo has seven active cases and Ballarat has three active cases.

Of the total cases:

  • 18,053 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1173 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 9270 men and 10,100 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 3267, active cases: 297
  • There are 993 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 215 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 206 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 213 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 162 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 139 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 127 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 123 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine North
  • 117 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility in Sunbury
  • 117 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 116 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North 

In Victoria there are currently 30 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total resident cases: 12; Total Staff cases: 18
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 30 (12 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 0
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0 

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.

Media enquiries:

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

2138

234

BRIMBANK

1937

205

MORELAND

1012

139

HUME

1601

134

MELTON

1096

121

DAREBIN

634

119

CASEY

966

110

WHITTLESEA

1187

93

MELBOURNE

876

79

GREATER DANDENONG

483

72

HOBSONS BAY

435

68

BAYSIDE

246

64

MARIBYRNONG

578

64

KINGSTON

295

53

MOONEE VALLEY

765

53

GREATER GEELONG

362

38

MONASH

300

37

PORT PHILLIP

273

34

YARRA

455

34

UNKNOWN

81

32

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

186

26

CARDINIA

195

25

COLAC OTWAY

114

22

FRANKSTON

225

21

BANYULE

439

15

YARRA RANGES

252

15

BOROONDARA

259

14

WHITEHORSE

199

14

GLEN EIRA

205

13

MAROONDAH

105

13

LATROBE

54

12

KNOX

160

10

MITCHELL

85

10

MANNINGHAM

169

9

STONNINGTON

249

9

MOORABOOL

40

8

GREATER BENDIGO

105

7

GREATER SHEPPARTON

50

5

INTERSTATE

103

4

BALLARAT

61

3

HORSHAM

13

3

MACEDON RANGES

58

3

NILLUMBIK

133

3

CAMPASPE

9

2

EAST GIPPSLAND

5

2

SURF COAST

18

2

WARRNAMBOOL

13

2

BAW BAW

15

1

CORANGAMITE

3

1

MANSFIELD

10

1

PYRENEES

3

1

WELLINGTON

16

1

ALPINE

1

0

ARARAT

7

0

BASS COAST

11

0

BENALLA

3

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

GLENELG

20

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

18

0

HEPBURN

2

0

INDIGO

1

0

LODDON

4

0

MILDURA

6

0

MOIRA

11

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

9

0

MOYNE

1

0

MURRINDINDI

9

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

2

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

11

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

2

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

Total

19,415

2,060