Media release
12 July

Victoria has recorded 273 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 3799.

The overall total has increased by 239, after 34 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 22 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks, 25 were identified through routine testing and 226 are under investigation. No new cases have been detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

There has been one death reported since yesterday, with a man in his 70s passing away in hospital overnight. To date, 24 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 562 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 1484 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 57 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 16 in intensive care
  • 2289 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 3415 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 288 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 2017 men and 1772 women
  • More than 1,125,400 tests have been processed

Public housing outbreaks: 

  • 237 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 28 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 

Other outbreaks: 

  • Four cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket Essendon
  • Two cases have been linked to Linfox Distribution Centre Truganina
  • Six cases have been linked to Cenvic Construction Riverina Apartments in Footscray 
  • 11 cases have been linked to Somerville Meats
  • Four cases have been linked to JBS Abattoir in Brooklyn
  • Two cases have been linked to Box Hill Hospital
  • 11 cases have been linked to Brunswick Private Hospital
  • Eight cases have been linked to the Alfred Hospital
  • 11 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility. 
  • 12 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee. 

As interviews are undertaken throughout the day, these outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks.

Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions are in force across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

“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 are 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. 

“Restaurants and cafes are now takeaway and delivery services only, and beauty and personal services are closed. Entertainment and cultural venues are also closed. Community sport may not occur.

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

“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 12/07/2020

 

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

398

209

MELBOURNE

332

229

WYNDHAM

288

196

BRIMBANK

255

116

MOONEE VALLEY

248

163

MORELAND

186

75

CASEY

142

22

BANYULE

136

38

WHITTLESEA

125

52

STONNINGTON

117

15

MELTON

109

34

DAREBIN

100

38

BOROONDARA

93

17

MARIBYRNONG

84

46

YARRA

79

36

MONASH

75

21

GREATER GEELONG

73

5

INTERSTATE

71

3

PORT PHILLIP

69

16

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

64

 0

GLEN EIRA

63

3

HOBSONS BAY

53

23

MANNINGHAM

53

16

WHITEHORSE

51

23

FRANKSTON

44

3

KINGSTON

40

5

BAYSIDE

39

4

GREATER DANDENONG

32

4

YARRA RANGES

31

4

KNOX

30

6

NILLUMBIK

30

3

MITCHELL

27

11

CARDINIA

26

4

MAROONDAH

23

7

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

WELLINGTON

13

 0

GREATER BENDIGO

12

3

BALLARAT

11

 0

MOIRA

11

 0

MACEDON RANGES

10

1

SURF COAST

10

1

LATROBE

9

 0

BAW BAW

8

3

BASS COAST

6

2

CAMPASPE

6

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 0

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

6

1

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

ARARAT

5

 0

MILDURA

5

 0

SWAN HILL

5

1

MOORABOOL

4

1

OVERSEAS

4

 0

BENALLA

3

 0

HORSHAM

3

 0

LODDON

3

 0

MANSFIELD

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

ALPINE

1

 0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

 0

CORANGAMITE

1

 0

GLENELG

1

 0

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 0

MOYNE

1

 0

WEST WIMMERA

1

 0

WODONGA

1

 0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 0

UNKNOWN

21

19

Total

3799

1484