Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 26 July 2020

Victoria has recorded 459 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8,181.

26/07/20

Victoria has recorded 459 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 8,181.

The overall total has increased by 437 due to 22 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication.

Within Victoria, 82 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 377 are under investigation.

There have been ten new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They were seven men and three women. Seven were linked to known aged care outbreaks. Of the women who died, 2 were in their 80s, and one in her 70s. Of the seven men, three were in their 70s, two in their 80s, one in his 60s and one in his 40s.

To date, 71 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 1,253 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 4,233 cases are currently active in Victoria
  • 228 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 42 in intensive care
  • 3,680 people have recovered from the virus
  • Of the total cases, 7,575 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 448 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 4,088 men and 4,001 women
  • More than 1,500,500 tests have been processed
  • There are currently 560 active cases linked to aged care settings

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

  • 303 cases are residents of various public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington. Investigations are continuing into how these cases are linked.
  • 66 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:

  • 90 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 82 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Ardeer
  • 78 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 69 cases have been linked to JBS in Brooklyn
  • 62 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care in Essendon
  • 60 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 53 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged care facility in Werribee
  • 48 cases have been linked to Estia Health in Heidelberg
  • 47 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac
  • 39 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care in Craigieburn
  • 27 cases have been linked Aurrum Aged Care in Plenty
  • 25 cases have been linked to Regis Aged Care in Brighton
  • 24 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care
  • 19 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 11 cases have been linked to Outlook Gardens Aged Care in Dandenong North
  • 12 cases have been linked to the Linfox Warehouse in Truganina
  • 9 cases have been linked to CraigCare Aged Care Facility in Pascoe Vale
  • 7 cases have been linked to Fresh Plus in Craigieburn
  • 6 cases have been linked Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North
  • 5 cases have been linked to Don KR Castlemaine
  • 3 cases have been linked to Base Backpackers in St Kilda
  • 3 cases have been linked to Impact English College in Melbourne

As investigations 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 are required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons.

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example, those who have a medical reason, children under 12 or during strenuous exercise.

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

“These restrictions are 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. 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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 26/07/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

794

476

BRIMBANK

784

515

HUME

763

354

MELBOURNE

560

279

MOONEE VALLEY

484

217

MORELAND

470

271

WHITTLESEA

409

262

MELTON

341

211

CASEY

310

157

BANYULE

301

153

YARRA

228

133

MARIBYRNONG

220

128

DAREBIN

203

96

STONNINGTON

160

40

BOROONDARA

155

52

HOBSONS BAY

138

76

MONASH

125

53

GREATER DANDENONG

122

87

PORT PHILLIP

114

44

GREATER GEELONG

106

31

WHITEHORSE

104

55

GLEN EIRA

95

31

MANNINGHAM

94

38

KINGSTON

86

46

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

80

13

FRANKSTON

74

28

YARRA RANGES

69

37

BAYSIDE

67

30

NILLUMBIK

65

34

KNOX

62

33

CARDINIA

53

23

COLAC OTWAY

48

47

MAROONDAH

45

24

MITCHELL

36

11

BALLARAT

24

11

MACEDON RANGES

18

8

GREATER SHEPPARTON

17

1

GREATER BENDIGO

16

6

SURF COAST

14

4

LATROBE

13

4

WELLINGTON

13

0

MOORABOOL

12

9

MOIRA

11

0

HORSHAM

10

7

BAW BAW

9

3

GOLDEN PLAINS

9

5

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

9

4

GLENELG

7

6

MOUNT ALEXANDER

7

1

BASS COAST

6

1

SWAN HILL

6

2

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

ARARAT

5

0

CAMPASPE

5

0

LODDON

5

2

MILDURA

5

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

MANSFIELD

4

1

BENALLA

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

67

63

INTERSTATE

86

8

Total

8181

4233

 

Reviewed 25 July 2020

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