Media release
15 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 238 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 4448.

The overall total has increased by 224, after 14 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 29 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks and 209 are under investigation. 

One new death has been reported since yesterday, a woman in her 90's who died in hospital. To date, 27 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 790 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 1931 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 105 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 27 in intensive care
  • 2488 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 4017 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 305 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 2329 men and 2109 women
  • More than 1,197,300 tests have been processed

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

  • 247 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 36 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:

  • 150 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 33 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 29 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon
  • 21 cases linked to JBS abattoir in Brooklyn
  • 12 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket Essendon
  • 9 cases linked to Embracia Moonee Valley aged care
  • 5 cases linked to Steel Mains in Somerton
  • 4 cases linked to Waste Equipment and Hiab Services, Ardeer
  • 4 cases linked to TD Cabinets in Dandenong South 
  • 3 cases linked to Bell Collision Repair Centre in Preston
  • 2 cases 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.”

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 15/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

HUME

464

235

WYNDHAM

362

249

MELBOURNE

334

209

MOONEE VALLEY

319

209

BRIMBANK

315

156

MORELAND

234

111

BANYULE

162

63

CASEY

155

34

WHITTLESEA

153

71

MELTON

145

69

DAREBIN

123

56

STONNINGTON

123

21

YARRA

106

57

MARIBYRNONG

104

59

BOROONDARA

101

23

INTERSTATE

81

3

MONASH

79

23

GREATER GEELONG

76

7

PORT PHILLIP

75

20

HOBSONS BAY

72

39

GLEN EIRA

69

9

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

69

5

MANNINGHAM

65

26

WHITEHORSE

63

34

FRANKSTON

44

3

KINGSTON

43

7

BAYSIDE

40

4

GREATER DANDENONG

40

11

UNKNOWN

40

37

NILLUMBIK

37

10

CARDINIA

34

11

YARRA RANGES

32

5

KNOX

30

5

MITCHELL

29

14

MAROONDAH

25

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

1

GREATER BENDIGO

13

3

WELLINGTON

13

0

MACEDON RANGES

12

3

BALLARAT

11

0

MOIRA

11

0

LATROBE

10

1

SURF COAST

10

1

BAW BAW

8

3

BASS COAST

7

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

7

2

CAMPASPE

6

1

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

ARARAT

5

0

HORSHAM

5

2

MILDURA

5

0

MOORABOOL

5

2

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

GOLDEN PLAINS

4

3

BENALLA

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

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

TOTAL

4448

1931