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July 24 DHHS Update

Coronavirus update for Victoria

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Victoria has recorded 300 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 7405.

The overall total has increased by 280 due to 20 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 51 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 249 are under investigation.

There have been seven new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They were two men and two women aged in their 80s and two men and one woman aged in their 90s. Five of the deaths are linked to aged care facilities. To date, 56 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

• 1181 cases may indicate community transmission

• 3734 cases are currently active in Victoria

• 206 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 41 in intensive care

• 3450 people have recovered from the virus

• Of the total cases, 6825 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 424 are from regional Victoria

• Total cases include 3737 men and 3574 women

• More than 1,437,200 tests have been processed

• Total number of healthcare workers: 601, active cases: 300

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

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

• 61 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:

• 73 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner

• 68 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer

• 37 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care in Craigieburn

• 35 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Heidelberg

• 44 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged care facility in Werribee

• 20 cases have been linked to Regis Aged Care in Brighton

• 74 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham

• 62 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn

• 57 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown

• 43 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac

• 11 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds

• 9 cases have been linked to AMSSA in North Melbourne

• 6 cases have been linked to the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre

• 3 cases have been linked Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North

• 3 cases linked to Sims Metal Management in Brooklyn

• 2 cases have been linked to Don KR Castlemaine

Cases have been linked to five new aged care facilities: Outlook Gardens aged care facility in Dandenong North; BlueCross Riverlea in Avondale Heights; Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette’s Aged Care Residence in Sunshine North; Fronditha Care in St Albans; and Japara Yarra West in Yarraville.

In education, cases have been identified at three new sites: Nino Early Learning in Bundoora; Impact English College in the city; and Tarneit Senior College.

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

People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons.

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, children under 12 or during strenuous exercise.

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

“These restrictions are 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. This can include changes to residential addresses following case interviews.

• 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 24/07/2020

LGA Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM 730 460, HUME 717 343, BRIMBANK 683 436, MELBOURNE 518 263, MOONEE VALLEY 449 207, MORELAND 413 227, WHITTLESEA 358 228, MELTON 287 169, CASEY 276 130, BANYULE 275 139, YARRA 211 123, MARIBYRNONG 195 107, DAREBIN 184 83, STONNINGTON 151 36, BOROONDARA 145 50, HOBSONS BAY 125 64, MONASH 112 43, GREATER DANDENONG 104 70, GREATER GEELONG 103 29, PORT PHILLIP 102 35, WHITEHORSE 93 45, MANNINGHAM 90 36, GLEN EIRA 87 27, INTERSTATE 85 7, KINGSTON 78 38, MORNINGTON PENINSULA 78 13, UNKNOWN 66 62, FRANKSTON 61 18, BAYSIDE 59 23, NILLUMBIK 53 22, CARDINIA 51 23, KNOX 51 22, YARRA RANGES 51 20, COLAC OTWAY 43 43, MAROONDAH 38 18, MITCHELL 34 11, BALLARAT 23 11, GREATER SHEPPARTON 17 1, MACEDON RANGES 16 6, GREATER BENDIGO 14 4, SURF COAST 14 4, LATROBE 13 4, WELLINGTON 13 0, MOIRA 11 0, BAW BAW 9 3, GOLDEN PLAINS 9 6, MOORABOOL 9 6, SOUTH GIPPSLAND 9 4, HORSHAM 8 5, MOUNT ALEXANDER 7 1, BASS COAST 6 1, SWAN HILL 6 2, ARARAT 5 0, CAMPASPE 5 0, MILDURA 5 0, OVERSEAS 5 0, WARRNAMBOOL 5 0, GLENELG 4 3, LODDON 4 1, MANSFIELD 4 0, BENALLA 3 0, NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3 0, CORANGAMITE 2 1,

Total 7405 3734

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