Department of Health

More COVID-19 cases confirmed in Victoria - 12 March 2020

Published by Department of Health & Human Services

Six new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday - bringing the total number of cases in Victoria to 27.

The new cases include six men aged between 30-70. All cases are recovering at home in isolation. Of the six new cases, five have a history of international travel. One is a close contact of a confirmed case.

One additional case is an existing case from NSW now counted in Victorian statistics, as they are a Victorian resident.

"This situation is evolving rapidly, and we expect to see more and more cases of COVID-19," Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said.

"For the virus to spread, extended close personal contact is most likely required. But visitors to locations where cases have been should be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Close personal contact is at least 15 minutes face-to-face or more than 2 hours in the same room.

"At the moment, we urge the public to be mindful and take steps to minimise the risk of COVID-19, but Victorians should continue to go about their daily lives as normal.

"Everyone also has a role to play in protecting yourself and your family. Hands should be washed regularly with soap and water. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you are ill, stay at 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.

The table below is a summary of public exposure sites for the current COVID-19 cases in Victoria. Anyone who was at any of these sites should be aware of their health and seek medical advice if they become unwell.

Date Time Location Onset of symptoms up to
Sunday 08/03/2020 5:15pm - 11:30pm T20 Cricket World Cup Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCC Members Level 2 22/03/2020
Sunday 08/03/2020 10:00am - 4:00pm Myrtle Oval, Macleay Park, North Balwyn 22/03/2020
Sunday 08/03/2020 8:30am - 5:00pm Ramsden Street Oval, Clifton Hill 22/03/2020
Sunday 08/03/2020 Arrived 7:00am Virgin Australia flight VA24 from Los Angeles to Melbourne 22/03/2020
Saturday 07/03/2020 Evening AAMI Park (Rebels vs Lions rugby game) 21/03/2020
Saturday 07/03/2020 6:00pm - 10:00pm Albert Park Hotel 21/03/2020
Saturday 07/03/2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm South Melbourne Market 21/03/2020
Saturday 07/03/2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm Coles Waurn Ponds 21/03/2020
Saturday 07/03/2020 Unsure Ashburton Park 21/03/2020
Saturday 07/03/2020 Arrived 7:00am Virgin Australia flight VA24 from Los Angeles to Melbourne 21/03/2020
Friday 06/03/2020 Arrived 9am Malaysia Airways flight MH0149 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne 20/03/2020
Friday 06/03/2020 6pm - 7pm Pho Hung Vuong 2 Vietnamese Restaurant in Richmond 20/03/2020
Friday 06/03/2020 Arrived - 9:40am Qantas flight QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne 20/03/2020
Friday 06/03/2020 8:45am - 5:00pm Coles Waurn Ponds 20/03/2020
Friday 06/03/2020 8:30am - 10:00am South Melbourne Market 20/03/2020
Friday 06/03/2020 Arrived 00:15am Emirates flight EK404 from Singapore to Melbourne 20/03/2020
Thursday 5/03/2020 7:30pm - 10:30pm Cinema Nova, Carlton
(Movie: The Amber Light)
Thursday 5/03/2020 Departing around 5:40pm VLine train from Southern Cross to Geelong 19/03/2020
Tuesday 3/03/2020 12:30 - 3:30pm Wine by Sam - Seymour 17/03/2020
Tuesday 3/03/2020 - Thursday 5/03/2020

3/03/2020: 9:00am - 12:00pm
4/03/2020: 11:00am - 1:00pm
5/03/2020: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus 17/03/2020 - 19/03/2020
Monday 02/03/2020 Arrived 4:20pm Virgin Australia flight VA682 from Perth to Melbourne 16/03/2020
Monday 02/03/2020 Departing around 5:40pm VLine train from Geelong to Southern Cross 16/03/2020
Monday 02/03/2020 Departing between 7:00 - 7:15pm Metro train from Southern Cross to Camberwell 16/03/2020
Monday 02/03/2020 - Friday 06/03/2020 Patients and staff that attended the clinic any time between Monday 02/03/2020 - Friday 06/03/2020 Toorak Clinic
575 Malvern Rd, Toorak
14 days from visiting the clinic (16 - 20 March 2020)
Saturday 29/02/2020 Arrived 9:30am United Airlines flight UA0060 from San Francisco to Melbourne 14/03/2020
Saturday 29/02/2020 Arrived 10:50am Singapore Airlines flight SQ237 from Singapore to Melbourne 14/03/2020
Friday 28/02/2020 10:50am (Singapore time) Malindo Air flight OD177 from Denpasar to Melbourne 13/03/2020

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline for public information on COVID-19 which is 1800 675 398. Large numbers of calls will result in some delays and we ask Victorians for their patience as we work to manage the volume. More information is also available at the DHHS website's Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sectionExternal Link .

Reviewed 08 November 2021


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