Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 20 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 275 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5942.

20/07/20

Victoria has recorded 275 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 5942.

The overall total has increased by 246, after 29 cases were reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 28 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 247 are under investigation. 

One new death has been reported since yesterday a woman in her 80s. To date, 39 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1060 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 2913 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 147 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 31 in intensive care
  • 2933 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 5456 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 348 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 3082 men and 2830 women
  • More than 1,331,000 tests have been processed
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 429, active cases: 164 (of which the vast majority were acquired in the community) 

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

  • 287 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked. 
  • 54 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:

  • 173 cases have been linked to Al-Taqwa College
  • 57 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 36 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 4 cases have been linked to Nestle Campbellfield
  • 12 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 5 cases have been linked to Australian Pharmaceutical Industries in Dandenong South 
  • 13 cases have been linked to Goodman Fielder Pampas in West Footscray
  • 13 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 40 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 28 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee
  • 18 cases have been linked to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus
  • 20 cases have been linked to LaManna Supermarket in Essendon Fields
  • 14 cases have been linked to Embracia Aged Care Moonee Valley in Avondale Heights
  • 5 cases have been linked to Japara Central Park Aged Care Home in Windsor

The following schools have closed for cleaning and further investigation following notification of a case. 

  • Charles La Trobe College
  • Roxburgh College 
  • Overport Primary School 
  • Drysdale Primary School 
  • Toorak Primary School 
  • Princes Hill Secondary College 
  • Pascoe Vale Girls Secondary College 
  • Grovedale West Primary School
  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School 
  • Trinity College Colac
  • Parkville College - Malmsbury Campus
  • Leibler Yavneh College  

As interviews 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 will be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons. To give people time to purchase or make a face covering, this new rule won’t be enforced until after 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July.

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, kids under 12 years of age, those who have a professional reason or if it’s just not practical – like when running.

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

"These restrictions have become 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.
  • 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)

HUME

593

286

WYNDHAM

552

350

BRIMBANK

471

271

MELBOURNE

455

274

MOONEE VALLEY

387

220

MORELAND

313

160

WHITTLESEA

253

155

BANYULE

233

122

MELTON

219

125

CASEY

213

78

YARRA

171

111

DAREBIN

160

84

MARIBYRNONG

149

90

STONNINGTON

144

35

BOROONDARA

123

38

HOBSONS BAY

106

58

MONASH

93

33

PORT PHILLIP

92

32

GREATER GEELONG

84

13

INTERSTATE

82

4

WHITEHORSE

81

48

MANNINGHAM

79

36

GLEN EIRA

77

17

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

72

7

GREATER DANDENONG

69

37

KINGSTON

57

20

FRANKSTON

54

12

BAYSIDE

50

14

CARDINIA

44

17

NILLUMBIK

41

11

KNOX

40

12

YARRA RANGES

36

9

MITCHELL

33

13

MAROONDAH

29

12

BALLARAT

20

9

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

2

GREATER BENDIGO

14

4

MACEDON RANGES

14

5

WELLINGTON

13

0

COLAC OTWAY

12

12

LATROBE

12

3

MOIRA

11

0

SURF COAST

10

1

BAW BAW

8

3

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

8

3

BASS COAST

6

2

GOLDEN PLAINS

6

5

HORSHAM

6

3

MOORABOOL

6

3

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

0

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

SWAN HILL

5

1

WARRNAMBOOL

5

0

LODDON

4

1

BENALLA

3

0

GLENELG

3

2

MANSFIELD

3

0

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

0

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

0

HEPBURN

2

0

MURRINDINDI

2

0

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

MOYNE

1

0

WEST WIMMERA

1

0

WODONGA

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

0

0

HINDMARSH

0

0

INDIGO

0

0

PYRENEES

0

0

QUEENSCLIFFE

0

0

TOWONG

0

0

UNKNOWN

51

49

Total

5942

2913

 

Reviewed 19 July 2020

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