Media release
9 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 165 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 3098.

The overall total has increased by 156, after 9 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 30 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks and 135 are under investigation. No cases have been detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

There have been no deaths reported since yesterday. To date, 22 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

  • 477 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 932 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 40 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 9 in intensive care
  • 2,142 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 2,723 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 270 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 1,629 men and 1,447 women
  • More than 1,030,000 tests have been processed to date.

Of yesterday’s new cases that have already been linked to outbreaks, the breakdown includes: 

  • 18 cases relating to the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers, with the total now 111. Testing concluded at the estates on Wednesday night, and further lab results are expected later today and are not included in this number. 
  • 6 new cases linked to the Al-Taqwa College outbreak, with the total now 113.
  • One new case at the Catch.com Distribution Centre in Truganina taking the total number of cases for four. Further contact tracing is under way.
  • One case linked to the Collins Street Hugo Boss outbreak – a household contact – taking the total to 8.

Other cases include:

  • 2 healthcare workers have tested positive at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Contact tracing is under way and close contacts will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 
  • 2 healthcare workers at Sunshine Hospital emergency department have tested positive. Contact tracing is under way and close contacts will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
  • 1 further case in a staff member has been linked to the Northern Hospital in Epping, with the total now 11, made up of 9 staff and 2 household contacts.
  • Positive cases have been linked to aged care facilities, these facilities are in lockdown and cleaning, contact tracing and appropriate testing is underway.
    • Cases in 2 staff members who worked at Menarock Life Aged Care in Essendon. 
    • A staff member who attended BaptCare The Orchards Community in Doncaster while infectious.
    • A staff member who worked at Benetas St George’s in Altona Meadows while infectious.
    • A staff member who worked at BlueCross Ivanhoe while infectious.
    • A staff member who worked at Aurrum Aged Care facility in Healesville. The staff member was not infectious at the time.
    • A staff member who worked at Holmwood Aged Care facility in Healesville. The staff member was not infectious at the time.

Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions came into force across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire overnight and will stay in force for six weeks. 

“These restrictions have become necessary because of the sharp increase in cases,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton.

“If you live in these areas, there’ll be only four reasons to leave your home: shopping for food and essential items; care and caregiving; daily exercise; and work and study, if you can’t do it from home. 

“This Stay at Home direction will apply to your principal place of residence – which means you need to stay home and not use a holiday home.

“Restaurants and cafes will return to takeaway and delivery services only, and beauty and personal services will need to close. Entertainment and cultural venues will need to close. Community sport will also stop.

“These are tough measures but this virus is not selective - it will impact anyone it encounters, and personal contact is the clear source of its transmission. We need everyone to do their part and ensure it is stopped in its tracks.”

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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 09/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

299

143

MELBOURNE

221

128

WYNDHAM

211

133

BRIMBANK

197

75

MOONEE VALLEY

160

84

MORELAND

157

56

CASEY

132

20

STONNINGTON

113

11

BANYULE

110

13

WHITTLESEA

102

42

MELTON

91

19

BOROONDARA

84

9

DAREBIN

77

19

GREATER GEELONG

74

6

INTERSTATE

67

2

MONASH

66

12

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

63

0

GLEN EIRA

62

2

YARRA

62

23

MARIBYRNONG

61

28

PORT PHILLIP

60

8

FRANKSTON

44

3

MANNINGHAM

44

10

HOBSONS BAY

40

15

BAYSIDE

38

3

KINGSTON

37

3

WHITEHORSE

35

8

GREATER DANDENONG

30

3

YARRA RANGES

30

4

NILLUMBIK

28

1

KNOX

27

3

CARDINIA

22

0

MAROONDAH

20

4

MITCHELL

20

6

GREATER SHEPPARTON

15

1

GREATER BENDIGO

13

4

WELLINGTON

12

0

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

SURF COAST

10

1

LATROBE

9

0

MACEDON RANGES

9

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

BAW BAW

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

BASS COAST

4

0

OVERSEAS

4

0

SWAN HILL

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

HORSHAM

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

3

0

MOORABOOL

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

1

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

GLENELG

1

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

UNKNOWN

34

28

TOTAL

3098

932