Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 24 May 2020

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 24 May 2020

24/05/20

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1,603 – a net increase of one since yesterday.

There have been two new cases since yesterday. However, one duplicate case has been removed from Victoria’s total, meaning the net increase is one.  Both new cases were detected through community testing.

There have been no new deaths reported. To date, 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

There have been 180 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Victoria that may have been acquired through community transmission.

Currently nine people are in hospital, including three patients in intensive care. 1,498 people have recovered.

Of the total 1,603 cases, there have been 1,331 in metropolitan Melbourne and 234 in regional Victoria. Several cases remain under investigation. The total number of cases is made up of 844 men and 758 women. More than 420,000 tests have been processed to date. 

None of the new cases are linked to any known outbreaks or clusters in businesses or aged care facilities.

“Today’s increase in cases illustrates once again that while we have been flattening the curve, our battle against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

“Restrictions around some activities have now been eased in Victoria in recognition of the current low rate of community transmission of this virus.

“While encouraging, we need to remain vigilant. We must maintain physical distancing, practice hygiene and self-isolation when ill. These are common sense actions to ensure we don’t create a second wave of this serious disease, as we have seen in other countries once they have eased their stringent regulations.

“Victorians have done a remarkable job so far sticking to the coronavirus restrictions and staying at home has saved lives. But now is not the time for complacency.

“We are also asking Victorians to continue this amazing effort and get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, because the more tests we do, the more data we have about the prevalence of coronavirus in the community.

“People with even the mildest of symptoms of coronavirus including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell are encouraged to get tested.” 

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)

MELBOURNE

102

14

STONNINGTON

95

 

BANYULE

91

2

BOROONDARA

69

4

BRIMBANK

67

12

MORELAND

65

7

GREATER GEELONG

64

 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

60

1

CASEY

58

1

HUME

55

7

GLEN EIRA

51

2

WYNDHAM

51

1

MONASH

50

1

PORT PHILLIP

45

 

DAREBIN

41

3

FRANKSTON

40

 

MELTON

40

5

MOONEE VALLEY

38

1

INTERSTATE

36

3

BAYSIDE

31

1

YARRA

31

3

WHITTLESEA

30

4

MANNINGHAM

29

1

KINGSTON

26

 

NILLUMBIK

24

 

WHITEHORSE

24

1

YARRA RANGES

24

1

HOBSONS BAY

20

 

CARDINIA

16

 

GREATER DANDENONG

16

 

MARIBYRNONG

16

1

KNOX

13

 

MAROONDAH

13

 

GREATER SHEPPARTON

12

1

BALLARAT

11

 

MOIRA

11

 

WELLINGTON

11

 

GREATER BENDIGO

9

 

MACEDON RANGES

9

1

MITCHELL

9

 

SURF COAST

9

 

LATROBE

7

 

MOUNT ALEXANDER

6

 

ARARAT

5

 

BAW BAW

5

 

MILDURA

5

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

5

 

WARRNAMBOOL

5

 

BASS COAST

4

 

CAMPASPE

4

2

BENALLA

3

 

HORSHAM

3

 

LODDON

3

 

MANSFIELD

3

 

MOORABOOL

3

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

 

SWAN HILL

3

 

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

2

1

GANNAWARRA

2

1

HEPBURN

2

 

MURRINDINDI

2

 

OVERSEAS

2

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

2

 

STRATHBOGIE

2

 

WANGARATTA

2

 

CORANGAMITE

1

 

EAST GIPPSLAND

1

 

GLENELG

1

 

GOLDEN PLAINS

1

 

MOYNE

1

 

WEST WIMMERA

1

 

WODONGA

1

 

YARRIAMBIACK

1

 

Reviewed 23 May 2020

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