The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1329 – an increase of one from yesterday.
The new case was a man recently arrived from overseas, who was diagnosed in mandatory quarantine in a city hotel.
There were no new deaths reported yesterday. To date, 15 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.
The total number of cases is made up of 690 men and 639 women, with people aged from babies to their early nineties.
There are 136 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission. Currently 28 people are in hospital, including 11 patients in intensive care. 1196 people have recovered. More than 86,000 tests have been completed.
Of the total 1329 cases, there have been 1053 in metropolitan Melbourne and 240 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said the recent daily fluctuations in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Victoria was due to an increase in the number of tests being completed and an increase in the number of travellers returning from overseas on repatriation flights.
“The increases we are seeing are still small and this is encouraging. They prove that our physical distancing measures are working but this is not a time to relax our strong approach as this disease can get away from you very quickly as we have seen in cities overseas,” Professor Sutton said.
“We thank those Victorians who overwhelmingly are doing the right thing by staying at home, but we must keep at it to save lives.
“Everyone who’s unwell must isolate themselves and everyone who’s been told they’re in quarantine either as a returned traveller or close contact must do so as well.
“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.
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Cases by Local Government Areas
Please find the latest COVID-19 notifications by local government areas below.
- 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 Cases
GREATER GEELONG 62
MORNINGTON PENINSULA 59
GLEN EIRA 46
PORT PHILLIP 46
MOONEE VALLEY 36
YARRA RANGES 21
GREATER DANDENONG 14
HOBSONS BAY 13
GREATER SHEPPARTON 10
SURF COAST 10
GREATER BENDIGO 9
MACEDON RANGES 6
MOUNT ALEXANDER 6
BAW BAW 5
SOUTH GIPPSLAND 5
BASS COAST 4
NORTHERN GRAMPIANS 3
SWAN HILL 3
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS 2
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS 1
EAST GIPPSLAND 1
GOLDEN PLAINS 1
WEST WIMMERA 1
Reviewed 19 April 2020