Media release
Saturday 30 May 2020

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1645 – an increase of 11 since yesterday.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 168 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that have been acquired through unknown transmission.

Currently seven people are in hospital, including two patients in intensive care. 1553 people have recovered.

Of the total 1645 cases, there have been 1361 in metropolitan Melbourne and 234 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases are made up of 870 men and 774 women. More than 501,000 tests have been processed to date. 

The number of cases linked to a family outbreak of coronavirus in Keilor Downs has increased to 11, with three new cases related to the outbreak. The new cases are close contacts of an existing case and the investigation into the source is ongoing.

One has been identified as a student who has attended Holy Eucharist Primary School in St Albans South.

The student attended school on Tuesday 26 May but was not displaying any signs of illness.

The student was tested on Thursday due to close contact as part of the family outbreak. 

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with Department of Education and Training to identify close contacts of the case.

Any close contacts of the student will be required to isolate for 14 days from their last exposure to the case. Close contacts will be asked to closely monitor their health for any symptoms.

A deep clean of affected classrooms and common areas will be conducted at the school.

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in staff who worked at Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne, bringing the total for this outbreak to six. 

The cases were identified as part of testing initiated after the first case was identified among staff working at hotel. 

The source of acquisition for the four new cases remains under investigation and all potential sources of transmission will be explored.

All close contacts are being contacted and placed into quarantine. None of the close contacts identified are hotel guests at this stage.

Thorough cleaning of relevant parts of the hotel has been undertaken, alongside contact tracing, isolation and quarantine of close contacts. A full investigation is underway to review all possible causes of transmission within the hotel, including looking into links between affected staff. 

Infection control experts from the DHHS outbreak squad are attending the hotel to review all infection prevention and control procedures.

The hotel is not currently open to the public. There are some returned overseas travelers undertaking their quarantine at the hotel.

Of yesterday’s other cases, two were detected in returned travelers in hotel quarantine, and two cases are under investigation. There are no new cases linked to any other known outbreaks, including aged care facilities.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again we have to continue to track, trace and act on infections in this pandemic,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. It is increasingly important that we stay at home when unwell and get tested, wash our hands regularly, sneeze and cough into our elbow and maintain physical distancing. These are common sense actions to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have eased their stringent regulations. 

“Similarly, if you can work from home, you should continue to do so until at least the end of June.

“Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.

“People with even the mildest of symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.”

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

MELBOURNE

106

9

STONNINGTON

95

 0

BANYULE

90

1

BOROONDARA

72

5

BRIMBANK

69

7

CASEY

65

8

GREATER GEELONG

65

1

MORELAND

65

4

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

60

 0

HUME

58

2

GLEN EIRA

52

2

WYNDHAM

52

1

MONASH

50

 0

PORT PHILLIP

45

 0

INTERSTATE

43

9

DAREBIN

41

 0

FRANKSTON

41

 0

MELTON

41

2

MOONEE VALLEY

38

 0

WHITTLESEA

32

2

BAYSIDE

31

 0

YARRA

31

 0

MANNINGHAM

29

 0

KINGSTON

26

 0

NILLUMBIK

25

1

WHITEHORSE

25

2

YARRA RANGES

25

 0

HOBSONS BAY

20

1

GREATER DANDENONG

18

1

CARDINIA

16

 0

MARIBYRNONG

16

 0

KNOX

14

1

MAROONDAH

13

0

GREATER SHEPPARTON

12

1

WELLINGTON

12

 0

BALLARAT

11

 0

MOIRA

11

 0

MACEDON RANGES

9

MITCHELL

9

 0

SURF COAST

9

 0

GREATER BENDIGO

8

 0

LATROBE

7

 0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 0

ARARAT

5

 0

BAW BAW

5

 0

MILDURA

5

 0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

 0

WARRNAMBOOL

5

 0

BASS COAST

4

 0

CAMPASPE

4

1

BENALLA

3

 0

HORSHAM

3

 0

LODDON

3

 0

MANSFIELD

3

 0

MOORABOOL

3

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 0

SWAN HILL

3

 0

GANNAWARRA

2

 0

HEPBURN

2

 0

MURRINDINDI

2

 0

OVERSEAS

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

 0

STRATHBOGIE

2

 0

WANGARATTA

2

 0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 0

CORANGAMITE

1

 0

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

 0

GLENELG

1

 0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 0

MOYNE

1

 0

WEST WIMMERA

1

 0

WODONGA

1

 0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 0

UNKNOWN

5

4

TOTAL

1645

67