Department of Health

Coronavirus update for Victoria - 5 August 2020

Victoria has recorded 725 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 13,035.

05/08/20

Victoria has recorded 725 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 13,035.

The overall total has increased by 700, due to 25 cases being reclassified – largely due to duplication. 

Within Victoria, 164 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 561 are under investigation. 

There have been 15 new deaths from COVID-19 reported since yesterday. They include a man in his 30s, three men and one woman in their 70s, three men and three women in their 80s and three men and one woman their 90s.

10 of the 15 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. To date, 162 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria.

In Victoria at the current time:

  • 2281 cases may indicate community transmission
  • 7227 cases are currently active in Victoria 
  • 538 cases of coronavirus are in hospital, including 42 in intensive care
  • 5424 people have recovered from the virus
  • More than 1,721,900 tests have been processed – an increase of approximately 24,000 since yesterday

Of the total cases: 

  • 11,958 cases are from metropolitan Melbourne, while 771 are from regional Victoria
  • Total cases include 6327 men and 6591 women
  • Total number of healthcare workers: 1285, active cases: 729
  • There are 1435 active cases relating to aged care facilities

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

  • 159 cases have been linked to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner
  • 155 cases have been linked to Epping Gardens Aged Care in Epping
  • 139 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer
  • 114 cases have been linked to Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes in Kilsyth
  • 93 cases have been linked to Estia Aged Care Facility in Heidelberg
  • 78 cases have been linked to Arcare Aged Care Facility in Craigieburn
  • 74 cases have been linked to BaptCare Wyndham Lodge Community in Werribee
  • 72 cases have been linked to Glendale Aged Care Facility in Werribee
  • 68 cases have been linked to Aurrum Aged Care in Plenty
  • 67 cases have been linked to Menarock Life Aged Care Facility in Essendon

 
Cases currently linked to key outbreaks are as follows: 

  • 89 cases have been linked to Bertocchi Smallgoods in Thomastown
  • 164 cases have been linked to Somerville Retail Services in Tottenham
  • 80 cases have been linked to Australian Lamb Company in Colac 
  • 81 cases have been linked to Melbourne Health Royal Park Campus
  • 57 cases have been linked to Woolworths Distribution Centre Mulgrave
  • 28 cases have been linked to Golden Farms Poultry in Breakwater
  • 36 cases have been linked to Catholic Regional College in Sydenham
  • 44 cases have been linked to the Linfox warehouse in Truganina
  • 39 cases have been linked to Nino Early Learning Centre in Bundoora
  • 29 cases have been linked to Ingham’s Thomastown
  • 29 cases have been linked to Respite Services Australia in Moonee Ponds

The department is also looking into cases linked to St Joseph’s Primary School in Quarry Hill. More information will be available in coming days as investigations continue.

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. Organisation based outbreaks 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.

Confirmed cases by LGA 5/08/2020

LGA

Confirmed cases (ever)

Active cases (current)

WYNDHAM

1397

860

BRIMBANK

1251

791

HUME

1114

528

WHITTLESEA

780

509

MELTON

658

434

MORELAND

714

394

CASEY

564

326

MELBOURNE

703

299

MOONEE VALLEY

598

238

MARIBYRNONG

383

234

DAREBIN

372

212

GREATER DANDENONG

261

193

YARRA

344

191

BANYULE

379

148

GREATER GEELONG

215

132

YARRA RANGES

179

132

HOBSONS BAY

221

118

BAYSIDE

141

98

COLAC OTWAY

101

91

MONASH

183

85

KINGSTON

147

83

GLEN EIRA

149

75

BOROONDARA

197

71

PORT PHILLIP

161

66

WHITEHORSE

139

66

NILLUMBIK

105

65

MANNINGHAM

136

63

STONNINGTON

202

59

FRANKSTON

116

57

CARDINIA

97

55

KNOX

93

50

MAROONDAH

77

48

MACEDON RANGES

47

36

MITCHELL

60

31

GREATER BENDIGO

41

29

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

97

23

INTERSTATE

95

15

BALLARAT

31

13

LATROBE

25

13

MOORABOOL

19

13

GLENELG

16

13

GOLDEN PLAINS

19

12

SURF COAST

16

6

BAW BAW

12

6

HORSHAM

11

6

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

12

5

BASS COAST

10

4

MOUNT ALEXANDER

10

4

MANSFIELD

8

4

LODDON

6

3

SWAN HILL

6

2

WEST WIMMERA

3

2

GREATER SHEPPARTON

18

1

MOIRA

12

1

ARARAT

6

1

CAMPASPE

6

1

MILDURA

6

1

WARRNAMBOOL

6

1

HEPBURN

4

1

NORTHERN GRAMPIANS

4

1

MURRINDINDI

3

1

SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS

3

1

EAST GIPPSLAND

2

1

MOYNE

2

1

PYRENEES

2

1

WODONGA

2

1

QUEENSCLIFFE

1

1

WELLINGTON

13

0

BENALLA

3

0

GANNAWARRA

2

0

STRATHBOGIE

2

0

WANGARATTA

2

0

ALPINE

1

0

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS

1

0

CORANGAMITE

1

0

YARRIAMBIACK

1

0

BULOKE

 0

0

HINDMARSH

 0

0

INDIGO

 0

0

TOWONG

 0

0

OVERSEAS

5

0

UNKNOWN

206

201

Total

13035

7227

Reviewed 04 August 2020

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