Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 19 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 216 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 17,446.

19/08/20

Victoria has recorded 216 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 17,446.

The overall total has increased by 208 due to 8 cases being reclassified largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 47 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 169 are under investigation.

There have been 12 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday: Three men in their 70s, four women in their 80s, one man in his 80s, three women in their 90s and one man in his 90s.

All of the 12 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 363 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 3751 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7155 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 675 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 44 in intensive care
  • 9729 people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 2,008,630 test results have been received which is an increase of 16,109 since yesterday.

Of the total cases:

  • 16,049 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 1041 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 8376 men and 9031 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 2497 active cases: 1065
  • There are 2040 active cases relating to aged care facilities

Active aged care outbreaks with the highest cumulative case numbers are as follows:

  • 205 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 191 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 157 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 147 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 131 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 111 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care Facility in Dandenong North
  • 110 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 108 cases have been linked to Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility in Sunshine
  • 103 cases have been linked to Twin Parks Aged Care in Reservoir
  • 100 cases have been linked to Japara Goonawarra in Sunbury

In Victoria there are currently 79 active cases in residential disability accommodation:

  • Total Resident cases: 19; Total Staff cases: 60
  • Active cases in NDIS homes: 60 (19 residents)
  • Active cases in ‘transfer’ homes (State regulated/funded): 19 (0 residents)
  • Active cases in state government delivered and funded homes: 0

The Victorian Government last year transferred 547 disability residential homes and staff to five non-government providers which represents approximately 43 per cent of the accommodation market.

Residents in these homes are NDIS clients, and these residential services are currently funded as part of Victoria’s annual $2.5 billion contribution to the NDIS. These homes are scheduled to be transferred to the NDIS by the end of the year.

The total number of people receiving disability accommodation/respite services in Victoria is approximately 6500.

Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows:

  • 207 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 150 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 147 cases have been linked to Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
  • 64 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave
  • 64 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 46 cases have been linked to Nino Early Learning in Bundoora
  • 44 cases have been linked to Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
  • 35 cases have been linked to Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm in Bendigo
  • 34 cases have been linked to Ingham’s in Thomastown
  • 33 cases have been linked to Ausfresh in Broadmeadows

The Department is also investigating cases linked to Frankston Hospital. An Incident Management Team is working closely with Peninsula Health to manage this outbreak. All appropriate public health actions are being undertaken, including deep cleaning, contact tracing and testing. The Department is also investigating cases linked to Spotless Cleaning at Chadstone Shopping Centre and AB Oxford Cold Storage in Laverton.

As public health work is undertaken throughout the day, outbreak totals are likely to change as the public health team identify links between cases and identified outbreaks. Organisation based outbreak totals include contacts as well as employees/residents/staff/students of that location/business.

Media enquiries:

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.

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

1887

811

BRIMBANK

1764

743

HUME

1456

527

WHITTLESEA

1087

476

MELTON

977

459

MORELAND

904

380

MELBOURNE

828

274

CASEY

809

349

MOONEE VALLEY

698

212

DAREBIN

567

298

MARIBYRNONG

506

207

BANYULE

421

117

YARRA

410

135

GREATER DANDENONG

394

200

HOBSONS BAY

361

176

GREATER GEELONG

323

151

KINGSTON

248

136

BOROONDARA

244

85

MONASH

240

82

STONNINGTON

235

47

YARRA RANGES

224

98

PORT PHILLIP

215

75

FRANKSTON

188

94

BAYSIDE

184

105

GLEN EIRA

184

64

WHITEHORSE

179

63

CARDINIA

168

85

MANNINGHAM

159

57

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

152

70

KNOX

139

58

NILLUMBIK

126

54

COLAC OTWAY

97

36

MAROONDAH

95

36

INTERSTATE

93

8

GREATER BENDIGO

90

38

MITCHELL

73

30

BALLARAT

59

22

MACEDON RANGES

57

28

LATROBE

45

22

GREATER SHEPPARTON

39

19

MOORABOOL

26

6

GLENELG

20

5

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

3

SURF COAST

17

6

BAW BAW

14

6

WARRNAMBOOL

14

8

WELLINGTON

14

1

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

4

BASS COAST

11

3

HORSHAM

11

3

MOIRA

11

0

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

1

MANSFIELD

9

3

ARARAT

7

1

CAMPASPE

7

2

MILDURA

6

1

MURRINDINDI

5

2

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

0

LODDON

4

0

BENALLA

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

WEST WIMMERA

3

2

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MOYNE

2

1

PYRENEES

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

WODONGA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

INDIGO

1

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

258

169

Total

17446

7155

Reviewed 18 August 2020

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