Media release
9 April 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1228 – an increase of 16 from yesterday.

There were no new deaths overnight. The number of people who have died in Victoria from coronavirus is 12. 

The total number of cases includes 642 men and 585 women. Cases range in age from babies to their early nineties. 

There are 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. More than 62,000 tests have been conducted to date.

Currently 50 people are in hospital – including 13 patients in intensive care – and 806 people have recovered. 

Of the total 1228 cases, there have been 992 in Melbourne and 225 in regional Victoria. Several 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.

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.

Police will be out in full force over the Easter long weekend issuing fines to anyone who disobeys these directions.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton today urged Victorians to stay vigilant, particularly as we approach the Easter holidays.

“The rules are clear - and they don’t change over Easter: if you can stay at home, you must stay at home,” Professor Sutton said.
 
“This is tough for many families, but no Easter holiday is worth a life.  Stay at home, protect the health system, and save lives.

“This is not a normal Easter.  Travelling, visiting friends, heading to the beach or staying in regional Victoria could see all our hard-won gains evaporate.

“There is no doubt about it – physical distancing will save lives. I urge people not to look for loopholes but to follow the advice and do the right thing.”

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 at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Media inquiries:
Department of Health & 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 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.

Local Government Area Cases

STONNINGTON - 87
BANYULE - 75
BOROONDARA - 59
GREATER GEELONG - 58
MELBOURNE - 55
MORNINGTON PENINSULA - 54
CASEY - 47
MORELAND - 47
GLEN EIRA - 45
PORT PHILLIP - 44
MONASH - 40
FRANKSTON - 36
MOONEE VALLEY - 36
HUME - 33
DAREBIN - 32
BAYSIDE - 29
BRIMBANK - 28
WYNDHAM - 27
MANNINGHAM - 24
YARRA - 23
NILLUMBIK - 22
WHITTLESEA - 22
WHITEHORSE - 21
YARRA RANGES - 21
KINGSTON - 20
MELTON - 18
GREATER DANDENONG - 15
HOBSONS BAY - 13
KNOX - 12
CARDINIA - 11
BALLARAT - 10
MARIBYRNONG - 10
MOIRA  - 10
GREATER BENDIGO - 9
GREATER SHEPPARTON - 9
MAROONDAH - 9
MITCHELL - 9
SURF COAST - 9
WELLINGTON - 8
LATROBE - 6
MOUNT ALEXANDER - 6
BAW BAW - 5
MACEDON RANGES - 5
MILDURA - 5
WARRNAMBOOL - 5
BASS COAST - 4
SOUTH GIPPSLAND - 4
BENALLA - 3
HORSHAM - 3
LODDON - 3
MANSFIELD - 3
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS - 3
SWAN HILL - 3
CAMPASPE - 2
HEPBURN - 2
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - 2
STRATHBOGIE - 2
ARARAT - 1
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS - 1
CORANGAMITE - 1
EAST GIPPSLAND -1
GANNAWARRA - 1
GOLDEN PLAINS - 1
MOORABOOL - 1
MOYNE - 1
MURRINDINDI - 1
WANGARATTA - 1
WEST WIMMERA - 1
WODONGA - 1
YARRIAMBIACK - 1
Unknown - 4