Media release
6 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 471 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 13,469.

The overall total has increased by 434, due to 37 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 81 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 390 are under investigation. 

There have been eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They include two men in their 60s, three men and two women in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

Four of the eight new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 170 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 2388 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7449 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 575 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 42 in intensive care
  • 5628 people have recovered from the virus
  • More than 1,746,900 tests have been processed – an increase of approximately 25,000 since yesterday.

Of the total cases: 

  • 12,353 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 804 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 6534 men and 6816 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 1388, active cases: 810
  • There are 1435 active cases relating to aged care facilities.

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

  • 169 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 160 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 144 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 117 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 94 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 83 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
  • 80 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 72 cases have been linked to Aurrum Aged Care in Plenty
  • 72 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 68 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North.

 Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows: 

  • 196 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 164 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 122 cases have been linked to JBS Brooklyn
  • 89 cases have been linked to Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus
  • 83 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 59 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
  • 44 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 43 cases have been linked to Nino Early Learning Centre in Bundoora
  • 37 cases have been linked to Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
  • 31 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 30 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds
  • 29 cases have been linked to Ingham’s Thomastown.

The department is also looking into cases linked to Caroline Chisholm Catholic College in Braybrook. More information will be available in coming days as investigations continue.

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.  

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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 06/08/2020

LGA

Total confirmed cases (ever)

Currently active cases

WYNDHAM

1466

906

BRIMBANK

1304

813

HUME

1166

559

WHITTLESEA

806

518

MELBOURNE

715

294

MORELAND

715

386

MELTON

687

449

MOONEE VALLEY

616

246

CASEY

579

330

DAREBIN

394

233

MARIBYRNONG

383

231

BANYULE

382

148

YARRA

347

190

GREATER DANDENONG

273

200

HOBSONS BAY

237

132

GREATER GEELONG

220

131

STONNINGTON

204

61

BOROONDARA

199

69

YARRA RANGES

189

140

MONASH

188

86

PORT PHILLIP

164

68

KINGSTON

153

89

GLEN EIRA

150

74

BAYSIDE

145

100

WHITEHORSE

141

63

MANNINGHAM

139

66

FRANKSTON

124

64

NILLUMBIK

109

69

COLAC OTWAY

106

92

CARDINIA

103

60

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

100

25

KNOX

98

55

INTERSTATE

94

14

MAROONDAH

77

47

MITCHELL

63

34

GREATER BENDIGO

51

39

MACEDON RANGES

47

36

BALLARAT

34

16

LATROBE

27

15

GLENELG

19

14

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

12

MOORABOOL

19

11

GREATER SHEPPARTON

18

1

SURF COAST

16

6

WELLINGTON

13

0

BAW BAW

12

6

MOIRA

12

1

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

5

HORSHAM

11

5

MOUNT ALEXANDER

11

5

BASS COAST

10

4

MANSFIELD

8

4

ARARAT

6

1

CAMPASPE

6

1

LODDON

6

3

MILDURA

6

1

SWAN HILL

6

2

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

OVERSEAS

5

0

HEPBURN

4

1

MURRINDINDI

4

2

BENALLA

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

3

2

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

1

WEST WIMMERA

3

2

GANNAWARRA

2

0

MOYNE

2

1

PYRENEES

2

1

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

1

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

1

1

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

213

206

Total

13469

7449