Updates about the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

July 2020

31 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 627 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 10,577.
30 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 723 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 9,998.
30 July 2020
From 11:59pm tonight in the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, and the Borough of Queenscliffe, you will no longer be able to visit people or have visitors at home. From Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory throughout Victoria.
30 July 2020
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton explains how to safely wear a face covering.
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Hi, I’m Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton
To protect ourselves and our friends and family from coronavirus, everyone needs to know how to safely wear a face covering. You can wear a single use mask – like a surgical mask – or a reusable cloth one, as long as the mask doesn’t have any vents or holes. If a face mask is not available, you can also use a scarf or bandana.

Before you put on your covering – wash or sanitise your hands. Make sure your covering is not damaged or dirty. Take your clean, unused mask by the ear loops or strings. Put them over your ears, or tie them behind your head, and make sure your mask is completely covering your nose, mouth and chin. Make sure there are no gaps.

The front of your face covering is protecting you from coronavirus. Be careful not to touch the front of the covering, and if you accidentally do, you need to wash or sanitise your hands.

Every time you touch it, every time you adjust it, every time you pull it down You might be spreading the virus onto your fingers, neck and maybe even your face.

That’s why it’s so important not to touch it. When you’re wearing a face covering, don’t pull it down around your chin or neck.

When you’re ready to remove your mask, wash or sanitise your hands. Unloop the ties. Or if your mask has strings – undo the bottom strings first.

Pull the mask away from your face.

And remember – don’t touch the front of the mask. If it’s a single use mask, you should throw it in the rubbish bin. If it’s a reusable mask, put it straight into the laundry – or a sealed bag. And once you’re done removing your mask wash your hands again.

They’re other things we need to remember to do: Keeping 1.5 metres apart from others, washing our hands regularly, sneezing or coughing into our elbow and if you have symptoms, please get tested and then stay home.

Thanks for your help. We can’t do this without you.
29 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 295 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 9304.
28 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 384 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 9,049.
27 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 532 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8696.
27 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 532 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8696.
26 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 459 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8,181.
25 July 2020
Victoria has recorded 357 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 7,744.