Latest Victorian Numbers
(last 24 hours)
test results received
(last 24 hours)
(last 24 hours)
Victorian case numbers by location
Daily new cases in Victoria
Active cases in Victoria
Cases by age group and gender
Mode of transmission
Mode of transmission over time
Current cases in hospital
cases in hospital
cases in ICU
Information about this report
This is an interactive daily report of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.
The report is updated daily. It is the most accurate data available to the Department of Health and Human Services at the time of publication.
Information about the data
A confirmed case is a person who has a positive laboratory test for coronavirus (COVID-19).
An active case is someone who has tested positive and is currently in isolation. The department monitors active cases.
Residential location is the address provided by a person during contact tracing. This is not where they were infected. It may not be where the case currently resides (for example they might be in a hospital). Postcode of the case does not reflect where a person was infected.
Information about maps
Data on the map is presented by local government area and postcode.
We use the most up to date data available to update these maps each day.
Statewide case numbers are subject to change as cases are reviewed and reclassified. Some postcode and local government information requires follow up and confirmation with a confirmed case and so is not added to the map until this process is completed by our Public Health team.
We use 2016 ABS data for Australian postcodes and population statistics. Some cases may occur in new postcodes and so cannot be added to the map.
We include data available for download. When a case requires review and confirmation it is included in the local government area data under the heading “other” and the postcode 9999 is displayed in the postcode data. When a case occurs in a new postcode it is included in the postcodes download and identified under the relevant new postcode number.
Data presented in this report is updated daily. It may change as more information becomes available. Analysis in this report is based on the date on which the event was first received by the department.
The daily media conference number represents results provided to the department in the previous 24 hour period to midnight. That data is continuously cleaned and processed which includes the removal of duplication and allocating cases to the date of test, rather than the date of notification to the department. While positive cases are notified on the same day, there can be a lag in providing some negative results, which causes the need for adjustment.
Events are counted in the Victorian data set if the case is being managed in Victoria. Positive cases are allocated a location. The current cases maps don't necessarily reflect where the person caught coronavirus (COVID-19).
You should not use the maps to decide to travel or shop in an area that may appear to have lower cases level of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Source of data
The department sources this data through contact tracing and management of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2009, the department is authorised by law to collect information from doctors and laboratories about diagnoses of certain health-related conditions in Victoria. The law exists to monitor and control the occurrence of infectious diseases and other medical conditions, and helps to prevent further illness. The aim is to protect the health and safety of the community.
On 29 January 2020, the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 were amended to add Novel Coronavirus 2019 to the list of notifiable conditions in Schedule 3 and 5 requiring notification by medical practitioners and pathology services as soon as practicable.
The following data sources are also used:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS data) is used to calculate a rate by population for postcodes and local government areas.
- Local government area population data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for 2019.
- Postcode population data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 census figures. The ABS postcode areas can differ from the Australia Post postcodes areas. The ABS postcode areas may not include newly added postcodes by Australia Post.