Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 14 April 2020

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 14 April 2020

14/04/20

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,291 – an increase of 10 from yesterday, as testing for the virus expands in Victoria. 

There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 14 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

The total number of cases is made up of 672 men and 619 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.

There are 122 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 40 people are in hospital, including 15 patients in intensive care. 1,118 people have recovered. More than 71,000 Victorians have been tested to date.

Of the total 1,291 cases, there have been 1029 in metropolitan Melbourne and 236 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.

To better track the spread of the virus in the community, Victoria is once again expanding the testing for COVID-19.

Testing will now be based only on the clinical symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of age or occupation – making Victoria’s testing criteria the widest in Australia. 

These symptoms include any new fever, chills or breathing problems, specifically cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. 

Only people in the general community with these symptoms will be eligible for testing.

As the testing expands, the public can be assured that it will also continue for people with compatible symptoms who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, travellers from overseas, cruise ships passengers, as well as healthcare workers and people whose employment and contact with the broader public may place them at higher risk.

Healthcare workers and other frontline employees will be able to have their test results returned faster, allowing them to get back to their vital work in the community as soon as possible.

We are able to expand testing because the number of people returning from overseas has significantly reduced, and more labs have come online - allowing us to test more people. There are now 40 screening clinics open across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The current testing criteria is available at Health services and general practice - coronavirus disease (COVID-19) page.

“Victoria is at a pivotal time in the response to COVID-19,” Professor Sutton said.

“We have been successful in decreasing the number of cases coming from overseas due to reduced international travel and quarantine measures, however we now need to focus on finding cases that are being transmitted in our community to further slow the spread.”

“The testing criteria have therefore been changed to include people with clinical symptoms of COVID-19, irrespective of where they have travelled or any other criteria such as age or occupation.

“We must remain vigilant and not erode the gains made in slowing the spread of the virus. Now is not the time for complacency. We still have a long way to go.

“While we are starting to see some improvement in the rate of transmission, that rate could climb quickly if we lose focus. 

“Physical distancing will save lives. Everyone needs to comply with restrictions in place to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe. Our message is clear: if you can stay home, you must stay home.”

The Department of Health and Human Services follows up and monitors all close contacts of confirmed cases and provides them with information and support. All close contacts must self-isolate for 14-days.

There are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their home: food and supplies, medical care and care giving, exercise, and work or education.

Police have strong powers to enforce these directions and can issue on the spot fines, including up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses. 

Under the State of Emergency people who don’t comply could also be taken to court and receive a fine of up to $20,000. Companies face fines of up to $100,000.

Media inquiries

Department of Health & Human Services Media Unit (03) 9096 8860 or press@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Cases by Local Government Areas

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.

Local Government Area - Number of cases

STONNINGTON - 88

BANYULE - 79

GREATER GEELONG - 62

MELBOURNE - 62

BOROONDARA - 60

MORNINGTON PENINSULA - 55

CASEY - 49

MORELAND - 49

GLEN EIRA - 47

PORT PHILLIP - 46

MONASH - 43

FRANKSTON - 36

MOONEE VALLEY - 36

HUME - 34

BRIMBANK - 32

DAREBIN - 32

BAYSIDE - 29

MANNINGHAM - 28

WYNDHAM - 27

YARRA - 23

KINGSTON - 22

NILLUMBIK - 22

WHITEHORSE - 22

WHITTLESEA - 22

YARRA RANGES - 21

MELTON - 18

GREATER DANDENONG - 16

HOBSONS BAY - 13

KNOX - 12

UNKNOWN - 12

CARDINIA - 11

MOIRA - 11

BALLARAT - 10

MARIBYRNONG - 10

SURF COAST - 10

WELLINGTON - 10

GREATER BENDIGO - 9

GREATER SHEPPARTON - 9

MITCHELL - 9

LATROBE - 6

MAROONDAH - 9

MOUNT ALEXANDER - 6

BAW BAW - 5

MACEDON RANGES - 5

MILDURA - 5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND - 5

WARRNAMBOOL - 5

BASS COAST - 4

BENALLA - 3

HORSHAM - 3

LODDON - 3

MANSFIELD - 3

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS - 3

SWAN HILL - 3

CAMPASPE - 2

HEPBURN - 2

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS - 2

STRATHBOGIE - 2

WANGARATTA - 2

ARARAT - 1

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS - 1

CORANGAMITE - 1

EAST GIPPSLAND - 1

GANNAWARRA - 1

GOLDEN PLAINS - 1

MOORABOOL - 1

MOYNE - 1

MURRINDINDI - 1

WEST WIMMERA - 1

WODONGA - 1

YARRIAMBIACK - 1

Reviewed 13 April 2020

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