Media release
16 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 317 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 4750.

The overall total has increased by 302, after 15 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 28 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks and 289 are under investigation. 

Two new deaths have been reported since yesterday – both men in their 80s who died in hospital. To date, 29 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 902 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 2128 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 109 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 29 in intensive care
  • 2591 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 4310 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 311 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 2499 men and 2233 women
  • Almost 1,226,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 388, active cases: 150 (of which the vast majority were acquired in the community) 

Cases currently linked to public housing in North Melbourne, Flemington and Carlton are as follows: 

  • 250 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 41 cases are residents of various public housing towers in Carlton. Investigations are continuing into if and/or how these cases are linked. 

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 157 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 37 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 31 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care facility in Essendon
  • 29 cases have been linked to JBS abattoir in Brooklyn
  • 23 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 21 cases have been linked to Estia Health aged care facility in Ardeer
  • 19 cases have been linked to the Northern Hospital
  • 16 cases have been linked to the Alfred Hospital
  • 16 cases have been linked to Brunswick Private Hospital
  • 15 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket Essendon
  • 6 cases have been linked to HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in Melbourne
  • 5 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner

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. 

“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 16/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

491

251

WYNDHAM

398

265

MELBOURNE

364

225

BRIMBANK

349

180

MOONEE VALLEY

340

219

MORELAND

248

118

BANYULE

178

79

WHITTLESEA

169

83

CASEY

161

35

MELTON

161

82

DAREBIN

134

66

STONNINGTON

129

25

YARRA

117

65

MARIBYRNONG

111

64

BOROONDARA

105

26

MONASH

84

26

HOBSONS BAY

82

47

INTERSTATE

81

3

GREATER GEELONG

76

7

PORT PHILLIP

74

18

GLEN EIRA

71

11

MANNINGHAM

71

30

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

71

7

WHITEHORSE

66

35

KINGSTON

47

11

FRANKSTON

46

5

BAYSIDE

41

5

NILLUMBIK

40

13

GREATER DANDENONG

39

10

CARDINIA

34

10

YARRA RANGES

32

5

KNOX

31

6

MITCHELL

30

15

MAROONDAH

26

9

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

1

GREATER BENDIGO

13

3

WELLINGTON

13

0

BALLARAT

12

1

MACEDON RANGES

12

3

LATROBE

11

2

MOIRA

11

0

SURF COAST

10

1

BAW BAW

8

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

8

3

BASS COAST

7

3

HORSHAM

6

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

GOLDEN PLAINS

5

4

MILDURA

5

0

MOORABOOL

5

2

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

LODDON

3

0

MANSFIELD

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

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

COLAC OTWAY

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

0

0

PYRENEES

0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

43

39

Total

4750

2128